A Lot or a Little?
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Part of the Baby Einstein series.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Common Sense Media doesn't recommend movies or television for children under 2, and neither does the American Academy of Pediatricians. While this program is pleasant and nicely presented, this title is definitely meant to appeal to babies under the 24-month mark. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Because we don't recommend movies and television to kids under 2, it's hard to imagine who this video would be a good fit for, but it is pretty cute. The wiggly-nosed bunnies, toy merry-go-rounds, even the embarrassed-looking Doberman wearing a Santa hat -- these images and the playful accompanying music may grab an infant's attention and hold on tight. Because there's no structure or storyline to pull it all together, though, kids older than the packaging's recommended age range of "1 to 36 months" aren't liable to sit still for it.
Although the soundtrack includes traditional melodies from around the world, the imagery is pure Christmas in America, which is fine, but there's something just plain wrong about a toy Santa and Mrs. Claus bopping mechanically to the Dreidel Song. Ah, well, you can at least feel good that a percentage of the video proceeds goes to worthwhile charities.
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