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Parents' Guide to

My Adventures with Santa

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Some potty humor, bullying in lame Christmas movie.

Movie PG 2019 92 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+



This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 6+

This is one of the best Christmas movies!!!

This Christmas movie is absolutely fantastic! Barbara Eden was awesome as Mrs. Claus, Denise Richards and Patrick Muldoon are pros! All of the actors and actresses did a great job! But my favorite character is La Befana (the Elf Queen) played by Jamie Lunar. This movie has a similar feel of my all time favorite Christmas movie "ELF". The cinematography is outstanding, the visual effects are excellent, the resolution and color are absolutely stunning! The music score is really something special, just delightful music throughout the film, from majestic glorious magical orchestral pieces, to intimate beautiful emotional passages that will pull at your heart strings, to traditional Christmas songs like "Jolly Old St Nicholas", "Toy Land", "Deck The Halls", "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", "Trepak Russian Dance", and "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" this movie has everything you want for Christmas! It's a fun, thrilling, magical Christmas adventure! And believe me I'm not the only one who loves this movie, my 3 kids absolutely LOVE this film! I recommended this movie to all of my relatives and neighbors who all LOVE this film as well. This work of art in filmmaking is literally a new classic. We will be watching this over and over every December!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This Christmas movie operates under the assumption that a trite, ludicrous, and disjointed holiday comedy can somehow be saved if enough elves and kids burp and pass gas. Even fans of such humor will find it to be a bit much. Also, My Adventures with Santa is a dumb story that tries to mix a family-in-distress movie with a Christmas adventure-fantasy, and fails on both counts. It's a premise so idiotic, there are times when even the lead actors can't quite seem to pull it off.

By the end of the movie, the only real definitive takeaway is that Santa was a little premature when he determined that fidget spinners would never be something kids would enjoy. That said, while those who are looking for a fidget spinner origin story to go with their holiday fare might derive some enjoyment from this movie, it's nearly impossible to imagine anyone else getting any Christmas joy from this experience. As if all of this wasn't bad enough, they even left open the possibility of a sequel. This reviewer's Christmas wish is that it never happens.

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