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Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Funny Christmas tale has feel-good themes for families.

Movie NR 2012 22 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

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Great messages
age 3+

Easy viewing

This sequel wasn't as good as the original, in my mind. But it is as age-applicable as the first one. I suppose there might be a little tension/scariness in the final battle when the elves go into the girl's house - but that's a stretch. I wouldn't give a second thought about recommending this for three and up. There are no bad words (which is my personal issue) - no 'stupid' or 'dumb' or 'idiot' ...

Is It Any Good?

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Elfin odd couple Lanny and Wayne return for more mayhem in this delightful original interpretation of the behind-the-scenes work behind the biggest holiday of the year. Once again Wayne has his eye on a work-related accolade -- the "Elf of the Year" award -- and once again he finds himself surrounded by less-than-enviable coworkers whom he fears might cost him his chance. This time his predicament is complicated by a family entanglement as well, and a long-held resentment comes to a head just as the clock ticks down on Christmas Eve.

It's not easy to present a truly original Christmas story, but PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE manages it with ease. Maybe you've never given any thought to the interface and motherboards it takes to monitor the Naughty and Nice Lists or what happens when the Coal Elf Brigade visits the houses of those Naughty Kids, but you'll certainly mull it over after watching this laugh-out-loud holiday special. And you're bound to be brimming with Christmas spirit by the end, thanks to the heartwarming messages about the ties that bind family and loved ones, even as their presence at the holidays can strike a nerve or two.

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