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Prancer Returns

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sweet Christmas sequel has positive messages, mild peril.

Movie NR 2001 91 minutes
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This sequel has much the same storyline as the original, but is a little more lighthearted and easy to watch. While the central family still have their problems, Prancer Returns has fun and humor, with likable actors adding warmth to the rehashed story. The events of the original have here become the stuff of legend in the small town, making the transition clear, though viewers won't need to have watched the first film to enjoy this follow-up. There are plenty of Christmas movie cliches -- a kid who believes in magic and has to convince the adults, mean bullies who change their ways, an older recluse who begins to reconnect, and some cheesy songs about the power of believing. The film's not groundbreaking, but it is incredibly watchable, and families will likely enjoy the kids' antics and the warm messages alongside the snow, sparkle, and festive themes.

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