A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
A daughter and her father learn to resolve their longstanding differences and respect each other. A few main characters are racially diverse.
Violence & Scariness
A few slapstick tumbles and falls without injury.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A few very brief kissing scenes (a couple of which imply that sex either just happened or is on the way), but there's absolutely no nudity.
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"Oh my god" is as bad as it gets.
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Products & Purchases
Cell phones are always at the ready. There are a lot of toys (this is Santa's workshop after all), but they're generic types (teddy bears, toy trains, dolls, etc.) rather than brand names.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
In the only scene with alcohol, two adult characters have a few sips of beer.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this made-for-TV movie is full of snowy scenery, chipper elves, twists on Christmas tradition and lore (the religious aspect of the holiday isn't addressed), and holiday spirit. It chronicles a father and adult daughter's emotional journey to understand each other better and settle differences that have driven them apart. With little iffy content and plenty of holiday fun, this is one you can enjoy with the kids. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Though SANTA BABY does have a romantic subplot and includes some brief kissing scenes, the content is so mild that it shouldn't keep kids out of the room. And parents will certainly pick up on the movie's themes of love, forgiveness, and respect. Santa Baby is a nice (if not ground-breaking) holiday tale with cute twists on Christmas traditions and stories. Plus, the lovely snowy scenery and holiday décor are sure to get you and yours in the Christmas spirit.
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