'8-Bit Christmas' Trailer: Neil Patrick Harris Stars In This Nostalgia-Filled Christmas Story Hitting HBO Max This Month

If you’re a person of a certain age, you probably remember the release of the Nintendo Entertainmen System, aka the NES. More so than the Atari or any other video game console of that era, the NES was the most revolutionary thing to happen to kids…ever. Or at least that’s what it felt like. And that feeling is all over the trailer for the new Christmas film, “8-Bit Christmas.”

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As seen in the trailer, “8-Bit Christmas” tells the story of a young boy and his quest to get the NES for Christmas, even though his parents have forbidden it from being a part of their home. As you might expect, kids of the ‘80s would do just about anything to get their hands on the Nintendo, which is evident by the lengths the boy goes to in the film. 

The film stars Neil Patrick Harris, Winslow Fegley, June Diane Raphael, and Steve Zahn. “8-Bit Christmas” is directed by Michael Dowse, who is probably best known for his comedy films, “Stuber” and “Coffee & Kareem.” 

“8-Bit Christmas” comes to HBO Max on November 24. You can watch the trailer below.

Here’s the synopsis:

From New Line Cinema and HBO Max comes “8-Bit Christmas,” a humorous and heartfelt look back at the adventures of childhood. Set in suburban Chicago in the late 1980s, the story centers on ten-year-old Jake Doyle’s herculean quest to get the latest and greatest video game system for Christmas.