Prep & Landing

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Clever holiday story is merry fun for the whole family.

G 2011 22 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 3+

I saw this before I had a child and loved it so I couldn't till my son was old enough to watch it.

This is one of the those cartoons that have a couple of levels. I don't think a 3 year old will fully appreciate all the humour*, but they'll still enjoy the adventure. There is some very mild peril and tension, but short lived before a successful resolution. I think it is super family friendly and highly enjoyable. I'm fully looking forward to watching it with my son again this year. *There are jokes clearly aimed at adults around the Elf workplace that no kids is really going to get.

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age 5+

Really is the best

This is my favorite Christmas special, hands down. I love it! I got excited the other day when I got told ABC was having a double feature on Friday. Prep and Landing is the best! Never had a favorite Christmas special until I saw Prep and Landing. It's so tinsel!!!

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