A Christmas Star

A Christmas Star

Richard Elson (2015)

U Certificate


Our Score
A young girl born at Christmas with a magical gift must find a way to stop her town being taken over by a ruthless property developer. An independent British film with a sleigh-load of charm, computer effects and gimmicks are eschewed in favour of an old-fashioned feel-good Christmas tale. The cast make a rather slight storyline more engaging with warm performances, particularly from young lead Erin Galway-Kendrick. There's a host of familiar names on board as well - the distinctive tones of Liam Neeson are a highlight, popping in intermittently as a grumpy radio DJ. Former 007 Pierce Brosnan also hams it up in a fleeting appearance as an irate businessman, while a certain international popstar turns up for a cameo at the film's climax. Good humour and a sincere message cut through the treacle to make an infectiously festive family movie that wears its tinsel-covered heart on its sleeve.


A girl who was born at Christmas believes she has the power to work miracles as a result. She rallies her friends to help as she tries to use her gift to save her peaceful village from the plans of a greedy property developer. Festive drama, starring Erin Galway-Kendrick, Rob James-Collier, Suranne Jones and Pierce Brosnan.

Cast & Crew

Pat McKerrod Rob James-Collier
Miss Darcy Suranne Jones
Joe O'Hanlon Richard Clements
Maria O'Hanlon Bronagh Waugh
Noelle O'Hanlon Erin Galway-Kendrick
Narrator / Radio DJ Liam Neeson
Mr Shepherd Pierce Brosnan
Kylie Kylie Minogue
Paula Paula Malcomson
Julian Fellowes Julian Fellowes
Director Richard Elson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SignatureAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 13 Nov 2015
Drama Children's