MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,647 this week

The Christmas Elves (1995)

Video  -  Animation | Family  -  29 August 1995 (USA)
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 18 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Catch this whimsical holiday film bursting with comical elfin escapades! Based on the classic tale of the Shoemaker and the Elves, Hans the shoemaker is helped by a group of mismatched ... See full summary »

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 195 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
 
a list of 840 titles
created 18 Nov 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 105 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Christmas Elves (Video 1995)

The Christmas Elves (Video 1995) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Christmas Elves.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Jungle King (Video 1994)
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A reluctant lion king has his paws full trying to save his jungle kingdom in this marvelously animated, song-filled classic where kindness rules the day! Produced by Golden Films/Directed by Diane Eskenazi.

Director: Diane Eskenazi
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver
Pocahontas I (Video 1995)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Join Pocahontas on this early American adventure, as she falls in love with the gallant English colonist Captain John Smith and brings peace to the Indians and the colonists. Produced by Golden Films/Directed by Diane Eskenazi.

Director: Diane Eskenazi
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hop into this delightful version of Beatrix Potter's classic story in the marvelously animated, song-and-laughter-filled adventure. Peter learns that being honest and sticking together is ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Eskenazi
Stars: Cam Clarke, Debi Derryberry, Candi Milo
Sinbad (Video 1992)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A brave young man fights with courage against all enemies to earn his wealth.

Stars: Rick Jones, Gregg Berger, Corey Burton
The Three Musketeers II (Video 1992)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young man proves his worth in order to belong to the French squad of the musketeers.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Susan Silo
Once Upon a Christmas (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Santa is discouraged by a lack of Christmas spirit and wants to quit, but his daughter, Kristin, begs for one more chance to prove to him that there is hope for the world.

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: John Dye, Kathy Ireland, Mary Donnelly-Haskell
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Director: Jim Henson
Stars: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol
Comedy | Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two brothers who hate themselves are going to spend Christmas with their mother. She tries to get them together.

Director: Terence Hill
Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Boots Southerland
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Santa sets off on his Christmas duties a day early, crashes into the Fox family's house, ends up with amnesia and loses his magic sack of presents, he needs help! But the Fox family ... See full summary »

Director: James Orr
Stars: Jennifer Beals, Rick Roberts, R.D. Reid
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Rudolph is born with a red nose he is bullied through out his younger years, but when Stormella closes her bridge of to the public and threaten to put Santa out of business for good ... See full summary »

Director: William R. Kowalchuk Jr.
Stars: John Goodman, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn
Edit

Storyline

Catch this whimsical holiday film bursting with comical elfin escapades! Based on the classic tale of the Shoemaker and the Elves, Hans the shoemaker is helped by a group of mismatched elves who want to work for Santa Claus. Produced by Golden Films. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

christmas | See All (1) »

Genres:

Animation | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enchanted Tales: The Christmas Elves  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Warms the heart and charms the viewer
4 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a child I loved The Christmas Elves. Revisiting it again many years later on DVD, and it is just as warm, fun and charming as it ever was. It is short, but well rounded and satisfying.

The animation is mostly quite good. There was only one goof that was quite noticeable, and that was one scene where Elsa's dress changes from green to purple to green again. Other than that, the colours have a colourful, elegant feel to them, the backgrounds are simple but never too static and the character designs especially for Hans are not too blocky either, excepting Santa who looked a little odd and perhaps a little too tall.

Another surprise was the music. I liked the opening song, and while the melody for the vain king's song about shoes wasn't as memorable, the lyrics and the ostinato were and were quite amusing. The real delight in regard to this asset was the incidental music, lots of classical music to enjoy- such as Nutcracker, Eugene Onegin, Barber of Seville and Pastoral Symphony- and perfect for any kids introducing themselves to this wonderful but perhaps under-estimated genre of music or classical music enthusiasts like me.

The Christmas Elves' writing is also above average. The dialogue is funny and sweet without any obvious or over-used gags or cloying over-sentimentality. My only nit-pick was that the elf who always had his hat over his eyes wasn't always easy to hear with his words, due to his quite low speaking and strong accent. The part where Hans repays the elves by making the clothes is very sweet and the part with Hans meeting Tommy's family touching, and if I had to pick what was the funniest, I think it has to be the end with the vain king unable to take his new shoes off and finding he is saying kind things about everything and then trying to contradict himself.

Story-wise, The Christmas Elves is engaging. It is briskly paced and is a neat Christmas twist on The Elves and the Shoemaker. At the end I felt warm and cosy which is exactly what a Christmas movie should do and felt it had a lot of charm and heart. The characters have a lot of likability, as cute as the elves are the best character was Hans, a kind-hearted character who you root for immediately. The King is more amusing than sinister, but I quite liked this, and he is never too annoying. Voice work is very good mostly, Hans is very dynamic and the King is voiced with lots of gusto, however Santa could have been more jovial.

In conclusion, a great little Christmas movie. 9/10 Bethany Cox


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Christmas Elves (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page