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Christmas Angel

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Faith-based tale is well done but has heavy themes.

Movie G 2012 98 minutes
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This movie has some heavy themes of loss and death, which makes it best for older kids, but there's also a lot of heart here. CHRISTMAS ANGEL is a faith-based movie that assumes belief in angels, cites some scripture, and freely consults Christian tenets as a guide for behavior, a foundation that can often make for overly sentimental fare that is more concerned with entertaining than educating.

The movie isn't short on sentiment, but, thanks to a good cast -- namely, the fantastic Della Reese as the angel, as well as an unexpectedly talented child actor in Izabela Vidovic -- Christmas Angel makes for a well-done holiday movie with really strong pro-family, pro-goodwill messages that don't feel particularly intrusive or sermonizing. And it does its work with a diverse, intergenerational cast in a New Orleans setting.

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