ATO Favourites for the Holidays

ATO Favourites for the Holidays

The Legend of the Christmas Witch

By day Paola is a schoolteacher but at night she turns into the Christmas Witch, a magical creature who brings gifts to good children on Christmas Eve. One night she disappears, kidnapped by Mr. Johnny, a cruel Toymaker whose childhood was ruined by the Witch and now seeks revenge. Six brave students learn her secret and embark on a rescue mission.
Will they be able to save Paola… and Christmas?

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A Norman Rockwell Christmas Story

This film brings to life a famous Norman Rockwell painting. Samuel Cavanaugh, a Scrooge like character, revisits the frozen pond each year to relive the happier moments in his life. Michael Grant is an unhappy young boy attempting to skate with his dad’s oversized skates, who was missing in action in Korea. Their paths cross several times as our story unfolds. It’s a heart warming Christmas tale.

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Believe: The Story of the Real Bearded Santas

If you think there’s no such thing as Santa Claus, there’s a few hundred very big men would like to prove you wrong. This cinematic sleigh ride into the strange but true world of the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas, the most elite collection of Santas in the world. Anyone can don a red suit and fake beard to play Santa. These men ARE Santa – all year, every day, and especially on Christmas.

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Anomaly

A short period drama set against the space-race canvas of the 1960s, Anomaly explores love, creation and the cosmos. An inspired re-interpretation of the historical Christmas Nativity story, the film is brilliantly imagined — navigating life’s realities whilst  an unprecedented astronomical event of mystical significance takes centre stage.

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Foodland: Christmas & New Year Feasts

In this program, you will discover dishes that are prepared for the New Year and Christmas in different parts of the world. Repeat the original recipe for New Year’s and Christmas dishes and plunge into the history and traditions of different countries.

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Jingle Hell

This indie feature is a witty and stylish comedy about the Fitzgeralds, a large Irish Catholic clan from New York, whose grown children and spouses and grandchildren have gathered for a holiday that turns out to be a far cry from the picture-postcard Currier & Ives Christmas anyone had in mind.

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Bush Christmas

Outback Queensland, the early 1950s. The Thompson family – struggling to keep their farm from foreclosure – place their last hopes on their horse, Prince, to win the New Year’s Cup. When two horse rustlers steal Prince, they underestimate the resourceful Thompson kids.

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