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TO BETSY, FROM SANTA

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TO BETSY, FROM SANTA is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 2-10
6 minutes
VIDEO
ANDREW HUXLEY MILLER
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To Betsy, From Santa is very heartwarming and gets you into the Christmas mood. It's long enough to understand, but short enough to hold your attention.

The storyline is about Mira, an elf from the North Pole, who is sent to deliver a very special present to a girl named Betsy whose present was left off the sleigh.

This is a very sweet, uplifting, feel good story. However, the beginning is a bit confusing because there is nothing that informs us about why this is all taking place. As it develops, it's easy to figure out what happened. The camerawork is pretty good, although the lighting is not good at all and most of it is very dark. It does not appear to be in high definition either. The costumes and set are very workable. Mira's elf costume is a bit under stated perhaps. The background music is Christmas music and is only present during the beginning and at the end. The strongest performance is from Madison Steiner who plays Mira. Her cheerful interpretation of an elf is very believable. Betsy's father, played by Ryan Thomas Harris, also has a good performance as you can feel how he cares for daughter, Betsy. Angelina Biron, who plays Betsy, is cute as a button although her performance is pretty bland. My biggest issue is that this film appears pretty grainy and I suspect it is not high definition, which would make it unavailable for play in theaters, but it would work for virtual screenings. My favorite part is the ending because it is very happy and heartwarming, but I can't tell you what happens.

The message is to work hard for those you care about and believe in magic.

I give To Betsy, From Santa 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 10. It will make people happy, especially those that celebrate Christmas. By Katherine S., KIDS FIRST!

To Betsy, From Santa is very heartwarming and gets you into the Christmas mood. It's long enough to understand, but short enough to hold your attention.

The storyline is about Mira, an elf from the North Pole, who is sent to deliver a very special present to a girl named Betsy whose present was left off the sleigh.

This is a very sweet, uplifting, feel good story. However, the beginning is a bit confusing because there is nothing that informs us about why this is all taking place. As it develops, it's easy to figure out what happened. The camerawork is pretty good, although the lighting is not good at all and most of it is very dark. It does not appear to be in high definition either. The costumes and set are very workable. Mira's elf costume is a bit under stated perhaps. The background music is Christmas music and is only present during the beginning and at the end. The strongest performance is from Madison Steiner who plays Mira. Her cheerful interpretation of an elf is very believable. Betsy's father, played by Ryan Thomas Harris, also has a good performance as you can feel how he cares for daughter, Betsy. Angelina Biron, who plays Betsy, is cute as a button although her performance is pretty bland. My biggest issue is that this film appears pretty grainy and I suspect it is not high definition, which would make it unavailable for play in theaters, but it would work for virtual screenings. My favorite part is the ending because it is very happy and heartwarming, but I can't tell you what happens.

The message is to work hard for those you care about and believe in magic.

I give To Betsy, From Santa 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 10. It will make people happy, especially those that celebrate Christmas. By Katherine S., KIDS FIRST!

A North Pole Elf must deliver a gift which never was placed on the Sleigh.
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