Hogfather is another British tv movie based on the Terry Pratchett novel of the same name. The story is that someone has kidnapped the Hogfather (Discworld’s Santa Clause or Father Christmas), and Death has decided to help by taking on the Hogfather’s role until he found. It is up to Death’s granddaughter, Susan Sto Helit, to find out what happened to the Hogfather and bring him back.
Although I loved The Color of Magic, Hogfather has to be my favorite of the two made for tv versions of the respective Discworld novels. Especially since Susan Sto Helit (played by Michelle Dockery) is my favorite character of Discworld. Another cool thing was seeing the inclusion, even though it was rather short, of the Death of Rats, the Grim Squeaker.
Another thing I love is seeing Death trying to fill the role of the Hogfather, trying be and act jolly, while shouting “Ho! Ho! Ho!” with that emotionless skull of his. Just seeing everyone’s reaction to him while he basically playing Santa Clause. Hogfather may have came out way after Nightmare Before Christmas, but the novel this tv movie is made from came way before Tim Burton’s film.
As I’ve said before, this is definitely my favorite Discworld tv movie. I cannot get enough of it, and try to watch it as much as I possibly can.
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