Terry Pratchett’s ‘Hogfather’ Review: A New Christmas Classic

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January 3rd, 2012

In a world that logically should not exist, a space turtle brings us a new Christmas movie. This isn’t your typical Christmas film, however. This one has Death himself in it. Grab a glass of brandy and a meat pie because you’re about to be transported to the Discworld.

This is “Hogfather,” a two-part BBC movie based off of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel of the same name. The story is that it’s Hogswatch night (Discworld’s equivalent to Christmas Eve) and somebody (rather, something) wants the Hogfather (Santa Claus) dead.

 

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Comments for: Terry Pratchett’s ‘Hogfather’ Review: A New Christmas Classic

  1. Holly says:

    I love this movie. But, I am a rabid Pratchett fan. I think that it is tough to follow if you have never read any novel by Sir Terry Pratchett. However, I suggest that anyone enjoys this movie they get the audiobook. I have two personal traditions to get me into the holiday spirit reading A Christmas Carol and listening to the Hogfather because Nigel Planer is a great narrator. I am an American from rural Arkansas and I get it so the humor is not that stuffy.