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Chilly Christmas

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Forgettable Christmas fare will amuse kids with potty humor.

Movie NR 2012 84 minutes
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Chilly Christmas is another in the crowded field of boy-meets-dog-versus-bumbling-criminals movies; its biggest asset is Chilly, an adorable, scene-stealing dog. Otherwise, this predictable, derivative story has little to recommend it. All the requisites are in place: bullies, farcical villains, a single parent in need of a soulmate, a tomboy with a big heart, and a motherless kid who's faced with a big transition. And the novice director, some beginning actors, and a general lack of originality don't help the cause.

Still, it's easy to see why kids might like it: slapstick humor, dog poop, and Christmas miracles are almost always appealing.

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