Parents' Guide to

Christmas in Wonderland

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Christmas mayhem at the mall has stereotypes, rude language.

Movie PG 2007 95 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Lovely feel good film

Similar to other Christmas films but still very enjoyable to watch. Swayze plays a character keeping it together at christmas while he copes with stress of losing his job and kids have good morals to know to fight the bad guys. Santa is wholesome and shows kindness towards Mary.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There's a lot of big-kid and tween appeal in this Christmas movie with cartoony mayhem, name-calling, North America's biggest mall, and kids on a spending spree beyond your wildest dreams. Unfortunately, not even the star power of Patrick Swayze or Tim Curry are enough to overcome Christmas in Wonderland's paper-thin, hole-ridden plot, stereotyped or cliched characters, or weakly-conveyed, vague messages about family and belief. And there's just no excuse for what must be the worst computer-generated elves in film history.

The slapstick will appeal to kids who've never seen it done well, and they'll find plenty of laughs throughout. Just be prepared to talk about when humor is mean-spirited instead of genuinely funny, and how calling people names can hurt, because this movie sure doesn't.

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