I’m going to post about some of my favorite Christmas movies, and hope you’ll offer up some of your own. Christmas Story (2007) is not the one you’re thinking of, with Ralphie and the Red Ryder BB gun (although I love it, too).
This is a Finnish movie about a young boy, Nikolas, whose parents die in an accident and he’s left an orphan. Because his village is very poor, no one wants to take responsibility for the child until the mayor comes up with a compromise: Each family will take care of him for a year. The story, of course, is that of St. Nicholas and how he came to be Santa Claus.