Lost Christmas

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Lost Christmas
Genre Drama
Written by
Directed by John Hay
Composer(s) Debbie Wiseman
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Manchester, England
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Impact Film & TV
Original network BBC, BBC One HD
Original release 18 December 2011 (2011-12-18)

Lost Christmas is a 2011 British drama written by David Logan and John Hay and directed by John Hay. It stars Eddie Izzard, Jason Flemyng and Larry Mills. The BBC film, set in Manchester over two Christmases, shows a group of people who are brought together by a mysterious drifter who helps them find what they have lost. It was released on DVD on 5 November 2012.


‘Goose’ is a 10-year-old boy who on Christmas Eve hides his fireman father’s car keys in the hope that he won’t leave when called to an emergency rescue. But his mother gets her keys and drives his dad to work, and ten minutes later they are killed in a car crash.

Flash forward a year and it's Christmas Eve once again; we see Goose is no longer the bright, energetic ten-year-old boy he once was, and is now a streetwise kid who is supporting his Nan through petty crime. Enter ‘Anthony’,[1] a mysterious man who appears, seemingly out of nowhere, on Manchester's snowy streets. ‘Anthony’ has no recollection of who he is, where he came from nor where he’s supposed to go but he seems to know things. He can find things that are lost and make lives whole again.

Everything starts with a lost bangle. This is where ‘Anthony’ discovers his ability to see what has happened to a person prior to losing what they seek and how they’ve lost what they desire. He touches a person’s hand and sees in his mind their story leading up to the loss of what they are seeking. Despite being lost himself, he has the compulsion and ability to find the lost, uncovering truths that will eventually transform the life of ’Goose’ and those affected by his decision. But is ‘Anthony’s’ ability to heal real, or just an illusion?

Lost Christmas is a magical story about self-sacrifice and destiny, brimming with emotion and humour, this beautifully modern fairytale has all the ingredients of a classic Christmas film.[2]



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  1. ^ Sweeting, Adam (16 December 2011). "Why Eddie Izzard loves Christmas: interview". The Telegraph. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lost Christmas". BBC Media Centre. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 

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