Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 9+

Stepbrothers' hijinks are jolly -- just not very realistic.

G 2008 90 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 27 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

very good

no swearing, drinking, or sex (other than a couple of kisses) Older tweens will understand the fantasy nature of what they see, but littler kids may need a few reminders about responsible teen behavior. As in the sitcom, responsible Josh repeatedly falls victim to his impulsive stepbrother's antics, and while the situations are always spun for laughs, this time Josh lands in federal prison -- and both teens wind up in court. Felonies aside, even some of the guys' everyday actions are pretty iffy, including driving erratically, not wearing seatbelts, and lying to make their sister help them evade a parole officer. Predictably, none of this behavior results in any relatable, lasting consequences.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 9+

Not very funny.

Messages: Crude. Violence: Minor. Sex: Drake and Josh walk home naked.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a book
    Book Characters
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a gift wrapped up
    Holidays
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate