Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Christmas horror comedy is dark but has genuine good cheer.

PG-13 2015 98 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 55 reviews

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age 12+


It is Scary and funny And a terrifying Monster But No more funny Monke It is a child intro to horror movies My 10-year-old Was ok with watching it But if you are ideological sensitive not the movie for you But it has a happy ending I loved it the youngest you can be is 12 I really liked it, it is very funny I love the movie the scariest part is 3/10 Christmas cookie kidnapper

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Educational value
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Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 12+

One of the best Christmas/Horror Movies ever!

Watched Krampus just today and it was amazing. This is not a family movie unless everyone in your family is probably 16 and over. It is rated a 13 but i think it is a 12 because it isnt the scariest thing you will watch. The F word is used once and a couple of other curse words like the S word used a couple of times and the D and A word a couple of times.I love the mix of funny comedy and horror in one movie. Starts as a comedy and Sitcom and gets darker but always has the jokes through it. Definitely not for young viewers like 10 and under. Alcohol talk is used and a scene shows a kid drinking alcohol mixed in hot chocolate given by the troublemaker aunt and gun talk is mentioned. No blood but abit gory. Lots of people die but death is quickly moved to another scene. And the message is great. Always keep the christmas spirit up and spend time with family

This title has:

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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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