The Flight Before Christmas

Movie review by Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Wolves will scare younger kids in this holiday feature.

G 2008 80 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Not for those who value good parent-child relationships or for purists.

Although this is scary for younger children, the level of scariness is appropriate for the age group it's aimed at. That's not where the problem is. The problem is that the main character's biological father won't accept his son and is so critical of his son's mistakes that he feels very badly about himself. The father is, in fact, so mean that he makes Simon Cowell look like Mister Rogers. But the worst part is that Santa's reindeer are all different. What happened to Rudolph, Dasher, Comet, etc. That all by itself makes this special bad.
age 8+

Good holiday movie

This movie was clearly a classic and had appropriate content the wolves are not scary and did not bother my kids

This title has:

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