Parents' Guide to

Lost Christmas

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Mystical, heartwarming holiday tale with mature themes.

Movie NR 2014 98 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Excellent story! A real surprise.

I couldn't say at what age a young person will have the maturity of the thought process to stay with the pieces and put them together, but... the one's that can will be rewarded with a great story that will prompt lots of discussions afterwards.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

As whimsical as it is serious, as heartwarming as it is sad, Lost Christmas serves up generous portions of sentiment, preposterous events, and life lessons in equal measure. The characters are carefully crafted; no one is perfect, and no one is all bad. The actors are uniformly solid, and the story is original, even if some of the components seem familiar. Viewers with a willingness to let the magic envelope them and to "take the ride" with Goose, Frank, and Anthony are in for a treat. It's not wholly unlike It's a Wonderful Life, in which tragedy gives way to wonder, joy, and the magical spirit of the season. Recommended only for kids old enough to consider the tender issues of loss, grief, guilt, and redemption.

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