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The Christmas Chronicles 2
Movie

The Christmas Chronicles 2

Lengthy Christmas adventure has some peril and scares. Full expert review
After We Collided
Movie

After We Collided

Sequel has sex, partying, language, addiction, and fighting. Full expert review
Alien Xmas
 
Movie

Alien Xmas

Adorable family tale of Christmas spirit has mild scares. Full expert review
The Princess Switch: Switched Again
Movie

The Princess Switch: Switched Again

Wealth, royalty on display in fluffy but fun romcom. Full expert review
Lego Star Wars Holiday Special
TV

Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

Delightful special is a gift for Star Wars fans, families. Full expert review
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