A Boy Called Christmas

Movie review by Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Charming family holiday adventure has scenes of peril.

PG 2021 106 minutes

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age 8+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 7+

Whimsical Folklore, Founded in Tragedy

I see that other reviews went pretty heavy into the parental death as a negative. However, I believe several important stories in my youth shared sad devices, left the protagonist overcoming hardship. I think it left my family with an opportunity to discuss death, sadness, and then even neglect when the aunt comes to watch the boy… I find these conversations healthy and I’d much rather have a chance to navigate these topics with my kids, so found this a good opportunity to connect on some hard topics. The main story line in my opinion was about children overcoming something they thought they couldn’t overcome, the short-comings of adults (adults aren’t perfect) and that sometimes hard times define people /leave people feeling let done by others- but there is often hope buried deep of a more magical life… if we all just believe in the good of one another.

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age 7+

Great family movie

This is a wonderful movie for children & parents. It is one you do not have to worry about anything being inappropriate. Just good kids movie all around. We parents enjoyed it as well! I rated at seven because it does have parts talking about the loss of his mother. But it is done wonderfully

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