December 1, 2021

8-Bit Christmas Trailer Takes Us On An NES-Fueled 80s Nostalgia Journey


8-Bit Christmas
Youngsters who grew up within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties might have pined over a Purple Ryder BB Gun, simply as Ralphie did within the film A Christmas Story. However youngsters within the Nineteen Eighties had one thing a lot completely different on their want record—a Nintendo Leisure System (NES). It is solely becoming, then, that there be a vacation film primarily based on the push to attain the most well liked recreation console of the day, and that film is 8-Bit Christmas. The primary trailer has us placing this on our must-watch record.
In a means, the plight of Nineteen Eighties youngsters is similar as it’s for right now—the most well liked electronics are nonetheless frustratingly out of attain, solely as an alternative of mad rushes to seize an NES system, right now we’re all combating with bots and scalpers making an attempt to attain a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Collection X (which, by the way in which, heads up there is a restock occasion right now).

The premise of 8-Bit Christmas is just about the identical, reminding us that some issues by no means change. Neil Patrick Harris performs the position of Jake Doyle, an grownup regaling his daughter with a narrative of how, when he was a baby himself, he tried to get his palms on Nintendo’s elusive console.

8-Bit Christmas is ready in suburban Chicago through the late Nineteen Eighties, and it follows a 11-year-old Doyle on his “herculean quest to get the most recent and biggest online game system for Christmas.” Hilarity ensues, at the least from what we will glean from the trailer.

8-Bit Christmas
This additionally marks one other look by the Energy Glove, which additionally appeared within the 1989 movie The Wizard with a younger Fred Savage. Whereas not notably well-received, it has gone on to change into a type of cult basic. We’ll see 8-Bit Christmas can do the identical, whereas garnering extra optimistic opinions.

8-Bit Christmas can be accessible to stream on HBO Max on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

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