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A Unicorn for Christmas

By amymidanikblum, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Family-friendly holiday movie is sweet, if predictable.

Movie NR 2022 87 minutes
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This is a cute family holiday movie that proudly stands on the shoulders of every other cute family holiday movie that came before it. While A Unicorn for Christmas doesn't offer anything unique in its plot or characters, it knows its place as a quaint story about the power of believing. What particularly comes across very well is Izzy's constant belief not only in Snowflake's magic, but in herself.

Izzy's brother, Max (Christian Finlayson), is interesting to watch as he deals with peer pressure in low-stakes situations. Seeing him learn to trust and believe in Izzy is ultimately heartwarming, if predictable, and it presents a good opportunity for family discussion. Kids will likely enjoy watching Izzy and Max take down the villains, but may cringe at some of their clichéd dialogue. Overall, this wholesome movie is a fine pick for family movie night during the Christmas season, as long as you don't have high expectations.

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