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By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Sweet film with magic, elves, romance, and holiday spirit.

Movie G 2014 85 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

Be careful!

This is great for younger kids, but I would think twice if your kids are starting to question their belief in Santa. The mom is constantly questioning how her son still “believes”. I had to keep distracting my 8 and 9 year old during those scenes. Younger kids won’t catch on, but older kids will.
age 11+

One of the Best Christmas-themed Hallmark films

Northpole really is one Hallmark Channel's best Christmas film. There are some moments that made me felt uncomfortable, but that didn't prevent me from liking this film. Nearly everything else about the film is good.

Is It Any Good?

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

It's a budget-conscious Hallmark Channel entry, but, even with constraints, if you don't look too hard the city of Northpole looks magical. Kids will appreciate the can-do elf, Clementine, and they'll root for Kevin. If they're a little older, they'll root for Kevin's teacher and Kevin's mom to find each other in the true holiday spirit. Saving a town from greedy interests and bringing back the Christmas spirit aren't new concepts, but there's enough originality here to make it worth watching. Nice to see kids, on their own, careening through the sky on a sleigh and nice to believe in magic snowballs, snowflakes, and Robert Wagner and Jill St. John as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

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