Parents' Guide to

Angela's Christmas

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Enchanting, affecting holiday tale has mild suspense.

Movie NR 2018 30 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 27 parent reviews

age 7+

Wish we’d skipped this religious movie

This is on me for not deeply reading the other reviews, but I was caught off guard by the religious references and didn’t appreciate the fear affect that the priest had on my kiddos. We’re not religious so to have Catholicism newly presented to my 5 yr old as such was not fun—and tough to explain to her. It’s wasn’t a terrible movie, but I’d easily skip it for something else. Wish I’d read the reviews, so here’s another one for any folks that might feel the same way!
age 3+

Wonderful movie that your family can watch over and over.

I am a grandfather of a 4yo but she started watching this when she was only 3. She asks for it over and over. It is a wonderful short film to watch to calm everything down before bedtime. We must have watched it over a dozen times and it really never gets old. The animation, at times, is breathtaking. To those who complain of violence (brothers fighting) and swearing ("Mother of God") their children are apparently raised in a convent. We take our faith very seriously but there is nothing in this film that is objectionable - instead it is realistic and warm.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (27 ):
Kids say (5 ):

With its uplifting concept, inventive story, lovely animation, performances, and music, this is a movie destined for repeat viewing by families who enjoy sharing holiday classics. Angela's Christmas packs a lot into 30 minutes of storytelling. Without any of the material trappings of the Christmas season, and with none of the modern conveniences and distractions, Angela's story is simple, heartfelt, funny, and well-told, a reminder of what holiday spirit and giving are all about.

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