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Parents' Guide to

Mule-Tide Christmas

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Dull holiday tale has creepy character, rude humor.

Movie PG 2014 73 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Well defined asses

This gem of an inspirational Christian tale features: -antisemitism against the implicitly Jewish imp who stole Christmas -child abuse -disparagement of the mentally disabled -racism in general -heteronormative relationships despite overt sexual tension between the male eight year olds -hints of polyamory -a pedophilic scary Santa who promotes child literacy

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The title of this awkward flick is doubly misleading. First, the mule, who is billed as being the main character, is a small, annoying side character who doesn't really add much to the plot. And second, despite the inclusion of Santa Claus and the references to decorating for Christmas, there's a decided lack of Christmas cheer in the film. The existence of Santa and the holiday season feel like they were tacked on to add interest, but they feel almost like an afterthought. Altogether, there's something odd and clunky about the film, which drags and feels a bit dreary. The emphasis is mostly on people being mad at each other, which gets old pretty fast.

If you're looking for a fun, seasonal flick, this is one you can safely skip.

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