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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Meant to entertain rather than educate.
You can do what you set your mind to doing.
Positive Role Models
Kind-hearted orphan Sophiana saves a struggling caterpillar. A helpful elf agrees to accompany Sophiana on her dangerous quest to find Santa's stolen sack. Sophiana has big dreams. Buster the fox betrays his friends, turning them over to Krad. Dart the reindeer believes in himself and tries hard to fly. Santa and Mrs. Claus are generous and loving.
Violence & Scariness
Krad is a scary-looking guy with a twig nose, yellow teeth, and a terrifying evil laugh. The good guys fall into Krad's deep, giant pit of jewels. Krad cruelly kicks his helpers. Sophiana and friends fall into Krad's red lava river and over a scary lava waterfall but are saved by a flying reindeer. Krad's evil helpers, Selves, chase and capture Sophiana and friends. The good guys are threatened with imprisonment in Krad's dungeon as he promises there will never be another Christmas. The orphans slingshot rocks at the Selves.
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Products & Purchases
Portrays Christmas as a holiday that would not exist if Santa were unable to give out gifts.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Christmas Is Here Again is a 2007 animated musical that recounts a fictional time when the evil Krad stole Santa Claus' magic toy sack, which brought the gift-giving holiday of Christmas to a halt for so many decades that hardly anyone remembered what Christmas was. Krad is a scary character with a piercing evil laugh. Cartoon characters encounter perilous situations: Sophiana and friends fall into Krad's red lava river and over a scary lava waterfall but are saved by a flying reindeer. Krad's evil helpers chase and capture Sophiana and friends. The good guys are threatened with imprisonment in Krad's dungeon as he promises there will never be another Christmas. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Small children might like this holiday musical, but they may also lose patience at the 73-minute length. Andy Griffith makes an amusing Santa, and Jay Leno provides good narration, but the standout is Ed Asner as Krad, who delightfully sings a signature anthem, declaring himself "ee-ville," "foul," and "vile." Parts of the movie may be too creepy for sensitive kids, so if your child is nightmare-prone you may want to stick to gentler holiday tales.
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