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Booky and the Secret Santa Movie Review

Updated on March 5, 2015
Booky and the Secret Santa
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Who is Booky?

I just had the privilege of meeting Booky for the first time when I discovered the movie Booky and the Secret Santa and I was impressed with both Booky AND the movie.


Well, start with good wholesome family movie fare. Think along the lines of the Anne of Green Gables series of television movies and you will have the feel that this movie evokes...

Throw in Megan Follows (who was Anne of Green Gables) as Booky's Mom. It is so nice to see Megan Follows again.

Next, make Booky's dad a harness builder for Canada's iconic T. Eaton company of the 1930s.

Finally, throw in the Toronto Santa Claus Parade and you have all the makings of a good, nostalgic movie, at least for me.

On this page, learn more about Booky and the Secret Santa and Booky's other movies and the books that inspired the films...

Click here to read more about Booky and the Secret Santa and the other Booky movies on Amazon.

"I liked how Booky tried to make the best out of everything," 10-year old actress Rachel Marcus.

Booky and the Secret Santa Movie Trailer

Fast Facts About Booky and the Secret Santa

Actors: Megan Follows, Rachel Marcus, Kenneth Welsh, Stuart Hughes

Directors: Peter Moss

Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Studio: Phase 4 Films

Original Release Date: December 11, 2007

DVD Release Date: October 12, 2010

Run Tim: 90 minutes

Booky and the Secret Santa Plot (2010)

Times were tough during the Depression and they were certainly for Booky's family when her father was laid off from his job at the T.Eatons Company as a harness maker because horses were no longer being used to transport merchandise. Booky endeavors to create the best Christmas for her family but she is unable to do it alone. She finally pulls off a miracle...with the help of a certain secret Santa.

Booky & the Secret Santa
Booky & the Secret Santa

Fans of Megan Follows will enjoy seeing her in this movie, as Booky's Mom. Featuring a Christmas theme, it is suitable as a holiday movie or for any time of the year. It is a lovely and moving period drama, suitable for the whole family.


Booky's Crush (2009)

Of course after we enjoyed Booky and the Secret Santa so much, we were delighted to discover that there is another film that features Booky called Booky's Crush. It is another sweet, family friendly movie and, as the title indicates, Booky experiences her first crush on a boy in this movie.

Booky's Crush
Booky's Crush

As an 11-year old, Booky and her friends discover that boys are interesting. In this case, Booky falls for the boy she has been hired to tutor and when a dance is announced...


The Booky Books

The Booky Movies Are Based on Books by Bernice Thurman Hunter. Anyone who enjoys the Anne of Green Gables series will enjoy the Booky stories and if you live or lived in the Toronto area, you will enjoy the them even more since they are set in that Canadian city.

Do you enjoy family friendly movies like Booky and the Secret Santa?

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    • KimGiancaterino profile image

      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Thanks for the suggestion!

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Booky and the Secret Santa sounds like a good movie for our grands this Christmas season! Thank you!

    • Dianne Loomos profile image

      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      I do enjoy this type of movie and especially if it reminds one of Anne of Green Gables. I loved that book series and the related TV shows.

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I do enjoy family friendly movies and this sounds like a winner. She's so cute, too!