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8-Bit Christmas Available October 18


A humorous and heartfelt look back at the adventures of childhood starring Neil Patrick Harris (A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Matrix Resurrections, The Smurfs films) . 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.

This movie brought back memories of my son at Christmas time.  He loved video games and there always seemed to be new ones coming out at the holidays everyone wanted to get their hands on.  I had lots of good laughs in this movie as Jake and his friends went on an ultimate game plan adventure to get their hands on a Nintendo. 

Check out the trailer


Film Run Time: 97 mins


Rating: PG for rude humor and some mild violence, language and suggestive references.


The DVD will include the following special features:

  • 8-Bit Miracles Making-of Featurette
  • Character Series 
    • Adult Jake Doyle
    • Young Jake Doyle
    • Mikey Trotter
    • Hodges Twins
    • Evan Olsen
    • Jeff Farmer



About the Film:


Directed by:                   Michael Dowse


Written by:                    Kevin Jakubowski


Based on the novel 8-Bit Christmas by Kevin Jakubowski


Produced by:                 

Tim White

Trevor White 

Allan Mandelbaum

Nick Nantell

Jonathan Sadowski 




Neil Patrick Harris                                   

Winslow Fegley

June Diane Raphael

David Cross

Steve Zahn 


Director of Photography:            

Samy Inayeh


Edited by:                                   

Trevor Ambrose


Music by:                                    

Joseph Trapanese


Production Companies:              

Warner Bros.

New Line Cinema

Star Thrower Entertainment


Distributed by:     

HBO Max