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Parents' Guide to

Jack Frost

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Minor Rankin-Bass classic with a touch of romance.

Movie NR 1979 49 minutes
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Based on 3 parent reviews

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It's Wonderful!

I love this wintery movie!
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Overall, the movie is a bit convoluted, and there are so many secondary characters introduced and never seen again that it's hard to keep track. Though the animation is as good as one expects from a Rankin/Bass production, the songs that accompany the action aren't particularly memorable. The movie ends on a poignant note, and some viewers may wonder if Elisa has made the right choice.

The movie may seem like a Christmas story, but it actually opens with an extended riff about Groundhog Day and a bargain that Jack Frost has made to extend winter for as long as possible. Christmas plays only a small role in the movie so families looking for alternatives to Christmas movies could incorporate this into their viewing. However, in the 2008 edition there is an easy-to-follow special feature on making holiday gifts.

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