Parents' Guide to

Dear Christmas

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Formulaic holiday romance has festive drinking, stereotypes.

Movie NR 2020 86 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Such a sweet story

I love this movie jadon is fo sexy he got better looking as he matured! Melissa is fo pretty I adore her they are great together Made me want to see a sequel when they have a baby!!!

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Even with its host of familiar names -- its central '90s icons joined by Ed Begley Jr. as Natalie's father -- this Christmas romance never quite finds the sparkle in its star power. Dear Christmas follows the festive romcom formula to the very last detail, but doesn't up the stakes enough for the drama to really kick in. Is the audience really invested in the romance and, more importantly, are the characters?

Where it does shine a little more brightly is in the candy-cane cuteness of the setting and the warm family dynamics. The festive atmosphere of the town and the Morgan family home do a good job of conjuring the wonder and magic of years of history and tradition. A classic it's not, but with a hot cocoa on a winter's night, it has enough heart and shiny lights to muster up some festive cheer.

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