A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Common Sense says

age 3+

The Peanuts gang in a classic Christmas special.

G 1965 30 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 39 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 44 reviews

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age 5+

Surprisingly depressing

Other than the historical value of looking in on a cultural need that led to the perception that projecting neurosis onto cartoon characters was entertaining, not much here. While a somewhat useful discussion ensued about what animated bullying, anxiety, and depression look like, this wouldn't be our target Christmas viewing. Any nostalgia quickly evaporated as we tried to explain to our daughter what social shaming has to do with the spirit of Christmas. The language didn't bother us as much as having to tolerate 20 min of cruelty in order to enjoy 5 min of redemption. The math just didn't pencil out for us. We will be donating this sad piece of animated history to the local library.
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age 5+

Nostalgic, but not very child friendly

The best Christmas music, but lots of rude speech between kids.
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