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Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sweet, funny holiday fare with familiar, loveable monkey.

Movie NR 2009 58 minutes
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age 3+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 2+

Its georging time

My favorite part is when he said its georging time and proceeded to george all over everything
age 3+

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Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (6 ):

This Curious George holiday movie includes singing, which fits the holiday theme, but seems slightly out of place. Near the end of Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas the Man in the Yellow Hat falls asleep and has a Christmas Carol-esque vision where a dream-like man shows him scenes of George living alternate lives. It's meant to reassure the Man that he is a good "parent" for George, but it really doesn't fit with the story -- or make much sense.

Curious George might annoy some parents, with the squeaky monkey sounds and rather vanilla storylines, but kids get a kick out of the silly monkey no matter what. This movie is no exception -- there are plenty of giggly moments, like when George tries to make a tomato snowman to please the Man in the Yellow Hat, but ends up making a big ketchup-y mess, or when George's friend makes up funny songs to familiar Christmas carol tunes. It's hard not to like Curious George, even if his antics are predictable.

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