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Parents' Guide to

Alien Xmas

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Adorable family tale of Christmas spirit has mild scares.

Movie NR 2020 42 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 6+

Christmas + Sci-fi!!!!

Traditional Christmas/Santa story plus the best references to Sci-fi plus Sweet moral point. This was GREAT! Watched it with my teen son and daughters, will be sharing with my 6 and 10 year olds tomorrow! We love sci-fi but it’s so hard to find some thing that’s appropriate for younger children. This was awesome!
age 2+

Kids enjoyed it

2 and 5 year old both enjoyed it. Neither found any of it scary. Different from the usual Christmas movies.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The animation may be slicker and the alien characters less traditional, but Alien Xmas is at its heart an old-fashioned Christmas special that should delight kids of all ages. Running at a tight 42 minutes, the film is just the right length and pace to hold even the littlest of holiday viewers' attention spans. If the creators have erred, it's in the faster-paced action and fight scenes, which come toward the end and feel out of place compared with the bulk of the movie. This separation is acknowledged in a false ending that comes right before the alien invasion.

But overall, the film is sweet and fun. It's also quite funny at moments, like when Santa's reindeers boo his new super-sleigh invention (making Rudolph redundant) or when Santa pulls a nunchuck candy cane out of his red suit. What's more, the aliens, elves, and puppies are all adorable. When X melts and coos at his first encounter with love, he puts the X in Xmas.

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