Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Animated version of much-loved tale invites younger viewers.

NR 2015 60 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 6+

Entertaining Christmas Movie

This was a fun, 45-minute Christmas movie filled with original songs we'd like to hear again. My son really enjoyed the music. There were some tricky concepts in the movie, such as how Buddy was born without his father knowing, that his mother is no longer around, and his father's initial rejection of him. There was also a theme of his father rejecting his current wife and child in lieu of work/career. This was kind of heartbreaking to watch. The people on the "Naughty" list were also pretty scary and sinister-looking. These things aside, Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas was fun to watch, a good length and Buddy was so cheerful and fun. We certainly laughed out loud several times. Music was great.

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Too much consumerism
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age 9+

Wish I had read about it.

I made a mistake assuming this would be sensitive to the Santa story. Actually darker than the live action version. So disappointing. They should put a warning label at the front of it.
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