A Christmas Story 2

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Silly jokes abound, but it's no original Christmas Story.

PG 2012 85 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 9+

Not as good as the original, but better than most sequels.

Although this doesn't stand up to the original, it is better than most sequels. It includes the old gags, such as opening up Aunt Clara's gift on Christmas morning. Ralphie's obsessions are still there, but, instead of a toy gun, he is obsessed with a girl and a used car. In other words, while the concept of Ralphie's obsessions are still there, the objects of his obsessions are different. In both movies they were age-appropriate. This movie also shows when friends are the cause or the source of problems, as Ralphie had plenty of them when he and his friends all worked in the department store. Things were especially problematic when they were all placed together. Ralphie did much better, by contrast, when he worked there all by himself. His boss was also generous to let him come back. The owner of the used car dealership was generous too. A great movie. The only problem with regards to children under 9 watching is the use of the b word.
age 8+

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