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Adult Written byCalimom April 9, 2008
age 0+
 

Better for older kids

A gentle word of warning, if your kids are young you may not want to open the department store Santa can of worms. This makes it clear that Santas are hired help and are not always nice people. Specifically, the Santa in the very beginning of the movie is drunk to the point of passing out. If your kids have a clear grasp of Santa vs. "Santa's helpers" they should be fine. If you are trying to preserve the illusion that your kids visit the real Santa at the mall, give this movie a pass until they're a little older. My 8 and 10 year old kids prefer the newer version, which has even more references to alcohol abuse. The contemporary feel is much more enchanting for them than this older version.
Adult Written byAshnak April 9, 2008
age 8+
 
Adult Written byLowe's man April 19, 2014
age 5+
 

the best Christmas movie ever

Quite sentimental indeed. Watching this movie is always an enjoyable experience. Kris Kringle is wonderful as the Macy's Santa Claus. By telling the customers where to go to buy products that Macy's doesn't have, he provides excellent customer service. No wonder so many parents were happy. This in turn increased business at Macy's. Kris also gets Susan to believe in Santa Claus for the first time, and in the process gets her to have fun for the first time in her life. Susan's mother's friend (date? boyfriend?) also tries to get Susan to have some fun and fantasy as well. The best part is at the end, late Christmas morning (afternoon?), when Susan and her mother and her mother's boyfriend go to the house that Susan told Santa she wanted. This reaffirmed her belief in Santa Claus. Outside of being the Macy's Santa Claus, Kris Kringle has a hard time in the normal world. Sometimes we should let people live in their own world and not even try to assimilate them into the normal world, just as long as they aren't doing anything wrong. Sometimes people who don't fit into the normal world are still good people, just like Kris Kringle was. Kids need to realize this.
Parent Written byPlague February 26, 2010
age 4+
 

Miracle on 34th Street

A wonderful instant classic for the whole family.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 13 year old Written byTsion March 11, 2009
age 5+
 

A Holiday Classic!

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET is my favorite "Christmas" movie, in the truest sense of the word. My favorite holiday movie is "A WONDERFUL LIFE", but this one tops the list of Santa cheer. There's nothing to be concerned about, outside of a brief scene that shows a hired Santa intoxicated (he's fired). Parents can talk to kids about how seeing isn't believing, but believing is seeing. Highly recommended holiday viewing.
Parent of a 11 and 15 year old Written byCeltic1962 April 21, 2011
age 5+
 
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of an infant, infant, 3, and 5 year old Written byMississippiQueen January 7, 2009