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I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Mild 2003 TV special best for big Peanuts fans.

Movie NR 2004 41 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+

best for true Peanuts fans

This is benign, and true Peanuts fans will indeed enjoy seeing Snoopy and the kids bring back old quirks and take on some new ones. All others, including young children and casual viewers, won't find this really terrific, especially when compared to other Charlie Brown specials, but they won't find it too bad either.
age 2+

I was letting my kid who turned 2 today watch this

we have the charlie brown dvds and letting my youngest watch perfect for preschoolers and older kids alike

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Unlike the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, this holiday film doesn't have a strong message; without it, the movie seems mostly a collection of Peanuts tropes without anything special to offer. For series devotees, seeing the loveable and mischievous Snoopy fly his dog house around, or the crabby Lucy dress up like a nurse to plump up Snoopy's brother Spike, might be enough to stay entertained. For others, there are better introductions to the slightly depressed little boy named Charlie Brown.

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