Christmas Winter Wonderland

52' / HD

Winter casts a very special, magical spell. It’s a time for traditions and customs: snowmen come to life, Santas wander through brightly-lit Christmas markets, much to the delight of the children. 

But indigenous animal life pays no heed to this human idyll. For them, winter is a time of austerity. Squirrels, boars and lynx all have their own strategy for surviving the winter. But despite an amazing ability to adapt, the fight for survival is hard – and can often only be won with the help of human beings. 

The film takes us on a journey through wintry Germany - underscored by a childlike enthusiasm for the cold season. Snow-covered fairy-tale landscapes, unusual wildlife stories and touching tales about animals create a special heart-warming winter atmosphere that not even adults can escape: Contemplative, amusing and fascinating all at the same time, the film lyrically illustrates the charm of an enchanting Christmas Winter Wonderland.

Also available: A 90-minute feature with the best moments from 'Christmas Winter Wonderland', Autumn - World of Colours, Springtime Stories and Days of Summer, called The Seasons. 

Producer: Marco Polo Film AG
Production years: 2012-2014
Broadcaster: WDR
Languages: German, English