All I Want for Christmas Is You

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
All I Want for Christmas Is You Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 4+

Merry, mischievous holiday tale is fun for families.

G 2017 91 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 9 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Stands out for .

Community Reviews

age 5+

Beautiful family film!

Très mignon j'ai beaucoup aimé ! Beau graphisme également et très jolie histoire à regarder au moment de Noël est bien sûr un plus ;)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 2+

Heartwarming for kids and parents

I enjoyed watching this movie with my son, even after rewatching 4 times. The music and graphics are well done, and give a holiday feel. The animal antics with the puppies and squirrels are very comical. My favorite aspect of the movie is the multiracial family and kind relationships between them. The main thing I could do without is the fact that the puppy ran away on a cold winter night and was out in the cold by itself all night. The little girl and family did not make much of an effort to find him until she changed her mind about wanting the other dog. Thankfully the puppy was safe and warm in a bin of plush toy, but as a dog lover I was very scared for his safety, and my 4-yo was quite worried too. If your child has a sensitive heart toward animals, you may want to be prepared to give reassurance during these scenes.

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

Character Strengths

Find more movies that help kids build character.

  • Holding hands
    See all
  • Young girl staring at her dad
    See all

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a sister and brother holding hands
    Brothers and Sisters
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a dog and mouse
    Cats, Dogs, and Mice
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a gift wrapped up
    See all
  • Cartoon image of a microphone
    Music and Sing-Along
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate