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Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sweet sequel's friendly messages outshine product tie-ins.

Movie NR 2012 30 minutes
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age 3+

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age 3+

Utter sweetness

The Hallmark Channel gets it right for littles! We are so starved for wholesomeness. I so hope they make more of these films and more like them. The hand-made quality and the details are lovely and heartwarming--think Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer style stop-motion animation, but more refined and updated. My five-stars is not a rating in the sense that it's a masterpiece, but in the sense that it provides perfectly appropriate entertainment for the preschool to six crowd, and peace of mind for the parents who won't regret allowing these images and storyline to enter into their children's minds and imaginations. That, and it's very well-done technically and artistically. Beautiful :-)

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Great messages
Great role models

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Jingle and Bell's Christmas Star follows Hallmark Channel's well-received holiday special, Jingle All the Way, with similar animation and an equally heartwarming story that will delight fans. Andrew is a model of friendship, compassion, and thoughtfulness, and his efforts are rewarded in Sofia's eventual adjustment to her new surroundings. Even better, the fact that the story coincides with the holiday season is a great reminder to cherish the relationships with family and friends that make this time of year so special.

Jingle -- and now Bell -- are heavily marketed images in Hallmark retailers, so if your kids do fall in love with these darling huskies, they might find a similar draw to the toys and books that bear their images. Product placement aside, though, this is a sweet tale of friendship and love that celebrates the most basic Christmas joy -- spending time with those you love.

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