Parents' Guide to

Santa and the Three Bears

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Timeless, sweet holiday short movie shows its age.

Movie NR 2010 46 minutes
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age 3+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

Takes me back!

This adorable movie takes me back to the holidays when I was a kid. Sitting in the living room with my sister waiting for the Christmas specials to start. This is a cute, fun cartoon for the whole family. We watch it every year with my own kids who are all 17 and up now! It just feels like Christmas and definitely has the feel of 70’s animation. It was a sweeter and simpler time for a kid. Absolutely love it!
age 3+


I've watched this movie for the past 45 years! It was made the year I was born and has now become a traditional holiday movie for my family on Christmas Eve! They don't make sweet movies like this anymore. Makes me feel like a kid again; feels like I'm @ Grandma's house again❤️

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Is It Any Good?

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

SANTA AND THE THREE BEARS is a sweet Christmas story that manages to discuss the true meanings of Christmas in a way that doesn't feel forced or heavy-handed. Filled with songs and a cute storyline, the film is at both a timeless evocation of the Christmas Spirit, and a pleasant slice of nostalgia for 1970's animated stories.

The biggest problem with Santa and the Three Bears is the audio and visual quality of the release. The sound quality is low and warbling, and the picture quality is faded. This will be problematic for viewers accustomed to HD and Surround Sound, and may prove difficult to understand for younger viewers. Still, for those who can get past these aesthetic shortcomings, this is an enjoyable and wholesome Christmas tale.

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