A Boy Called Christmas Festive Activities

The origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined in Gil Kenan’s live action A Boy Called Christmas. 

An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible…

With the release of our Sky Original films this Christmas, these fun and festive activities have been created to prompt discussions around the true spirit of Christmas in Matt Haig’s text.

What’s on offer

You can get a free A Boy Called Christmas teaching resource suitable for students aged 7 and over created to encourage students to develop their reading comprehension, inference, creative writing and film-making skills

This free activity sheet is packed with fun resources for your students to get stuck into.


Get School Resources

Head over to Matt Haig’s school area or click on the image to get hold of activity packs, posters, bookmarks, schools resources and more.

Starting with a film review of ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ to designing the front page of the Daily Snow newspaper, every Elf’s favourite newspaper, and even a letter to Santa!

During these activities your students will pick up skills in literacy, creative writing, art and design and technology to name a few.

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