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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Animated book-based holiday tale has peril, potty humor.

Movie NR 2023 102 minutes
Diary of Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever movie poster: Greg in a snow globe.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 12+

This will wreck Christmas !!!

I’m so disappointed with the creators. This is a trusted series and we had stop the movie 20 min in.

age 13+

Will ruin Santa for your kids

Don’t let your child watch this if they believe in Santa.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Paring down the animation to what are essentially stick figures, like the original books' illustrations, this film keeps the focus on character interactions and positive messages. And make no mistake, Greg learns lots of positive lessons in Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever. Some come in the form of his sweet do-gooder bestie Rowley, who still wears footie jammies and likes staying home and singing at the piano with his doting parents. Others emerge from contrasting the relative abundance of the Heffley family with other characters who have less, a beneficial lesson in empathy and generosity. And, despite a few too many bathroom jokes, even bullying big bro Rodrick seems softened in this film and plays a key role in making this a happy Heffley Christmas.

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