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A stark, lyrical portrayal of a family at Christmas, orchestrated by the ebb and flow of clinging and abandonment. Happy Christmas is an interwoven seaside hymn to gift wrapped promises and unwanted presence.
It's Christmas Eve in West Cornwall and Maggie is hoping to gather her disparate family under one roof for the first time in several years. Her youngest child, Carl, reluctantly leaves his life in the city and journeys back to the seaside town he once called home, daunted by the prospect of revisiting a troubled past. Meanwhile, Carl's brother Andy, dressed as Father Christmas, sets off on foot to confront his ex-wife Hana, and deliver a bin-bag full of presents to his estranged children. Their sister, Penny, nervously awaits the arrival of her teenage daughter Sophie, whos being driven home from college by her dad, Pennys first love, Graham.
The streets are filled with carol singers and last-minute shoppers as Carl departs his train. A chance meeting with a stranger in the ...
An interwoven seaside hymn to gift-wrapped promises and unwanted presence