Film review: Get Santa (U, 102 mins)

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Get Santa might be a little predictable but still magical

Get Santa might not scale the dizzy heights of the 1982 film it hopes to emulate, but what Christopher Smith’a script lacks in subtlety and sophistication, it makes up for in heart-warming sentiment and an abundance of wholesome cheer, plus a herd of flatulent reindeer.

Get Santa rests largely on the shoulders of newcomer Tom Connor and he’s a natural, sparking lovely on-screen rapport with Rafe Spall.

Jim Broadbent, who previously voiced Santa in the computer-animated jaunt Arthur Christmas, brings warmth and gravitas to his role.