A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Kids learn about Christmas traditions.
Though people can be cruel about things they don't understand, it's important to show compassion. Giving is important, even when you have little to give.
Positive Role Models
Characters are very simplistic -- largely either good or bad -- but bad characters see the errors of their ways and apologize.
Violence & Scariness
Very minor peril, but no injuries in scenes where a pack of wolves growls aggressively and where a boy is stuck hanging from a rock over a dangerous waterfall.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that An Angel for Christmas is a rather bland tale about helping a village deprived of Christmas to find the holiday spirit. It has very brief, very mild peril and briefly visits the traditional Christian story of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
With its plots recycled from more popular Christmas tales about misers who hate joy and cheer, AN ANGEL FOR CHRISTMAS doesn't offer much dazzle.
But kids who are in the Christmas mood may enjoy this tale of do-gooders in the name of the holiday spirit. It's unlikely parents will move this film to the top of the Christmas flicks list, but it still imparts some decent lessons about compassion and the true meaning of the holiday.
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