A Country Christmas

Movie review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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age 6+

Big-hearted, kid-friendly holiday film with shallow plot.

PG 2013 91 minutes

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age 5+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 7+

Heavy sadness and weird parts. Started with promise and went downhill from there.

When the parents tell the children about the mother’s terminal cancer the mother says there’s nothing she can do to fight it. This sends the daughter into a desperate pleading for her mother not to die. This scene was very upsetting to my 5yo and 7yo and honestly to me too. Mixed in with some terrible acting and just weird scenes like in the end when Santa heals the mother he loses his powers (the elf becomes Santa - also very weird) and becomes human ( a man in overalls named Nick) and then stays with the family on Christmas morning making breakfast?!? That’s the ending. All around poorly written movie.
age 3+

Sweet but sappy

Good message except that it all happens a bit too easily. I felt the need to tell my younger kids, "you know that doesn't happen like that right". But, aside from a really sad part with a 'mom please don't die' theme, it was OK for the whole family (though may not hold the interest of the youngest crowd). Only 3 stars because the acting was not great. But the kids didn't notice. And my 11 yr old said "Why does it say no plot? That definitely had a plot and it was a good movie. Mom, write a review so people know its a good movie" I'm always nervous about movies that are about there being no Santa. But this one does it well, because there are several adults as well as the kids who believe.

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