Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010, Finland / Norway / France / Sweden)

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

Sometimes during the holiday season, the same nine or ten Christmas movies that appear on television can get quite stale. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale has a very different take on a Santa Claus than your typical holiday film, VERY different. As the film’s young protagonist Pietari says, “The Coca-Cola Santa is just a hoax.” In this movie, being on Santa’s naughty list gets you a far more severe punishment than just a lump of coal in your stocking.

I watched this film on a whim and was pleasantly surprised.

“This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.”