A Prickly Protagonist in ‘First Christmas’ Will Warm Your Heart

Ever since The Bear & The Hare debuted back in 2013, we’ve seen a growing trend of corporations competing to warm our hearts during the holidays with animated shorts. This year is no different, with “Erste Group” commissioning Passion Animation Studios to produce First Christmas.

Directed by Kyra & Constantin, ‘First Christmas’ is a love story told in beautiful CG animation with woodland characters spreading the message. We follow Henry the Hedgehog as he starts at a new school. His spikes make it hard for him to fit in but luckily he has a friend, Squirrel, looking out for him. The CGI animation has been given a truly unique tactile and fuzzy feel with Kyra & Constantin telling the story of love through the adorable characters.