Parents' Guide to

Christmas Story (2007)

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Tale of how Santa came to be has some emotional intensity.

Movie PG 2007 83 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

Beautiful scenery

Gorgeous costumes and scenes. Meaningful and sweet.

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This isn't the familiar Santa story most kids know. Christmas Story has plenty of gentle charm but parents should be aware that the youngest viewers may find the loss of Nikolas' family sad, his treatment at the hands of his employer scary, and the departure of a great friend tearful.

This movie is sweet and oddly comforting to the degree that it could become a nice annual tradition for kids to watch as the holiday approaches each year, to remind them of a time when Christmas was less about material accumulation and more about expressing gratitude for what one already has.

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