Parents' Guide to

Santa Buddies

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Popular puppy series adds a cheery holiday message.

Movie G 2009 88 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 10+

Terrible Quality and Offensive

* Terribly stereotyped characters * "B Dawg" voiced by a white guy using terribly stereotypical phrases * Racist jokes about India and Italy * Awful CGI * Lame story * Terrible dialogue * Inaccurate depiction of the "True meaning of Christmas" Would not recommend this ever. There are no redeeming qualities to this movie.
age 4+

The world is 99% MALE

It is total drivel and on top of that, 9 out of 10 or more of the actors, puppies, anyone with speaking role are MALE. It’s as if the world were 10% females instead of 50%. Cannot believe this movie was made in this century.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Few people will argue that this story is predictable, formulaic, and lacking in any nuance; but hey, it's got puppies. To determine if the Buddies franchise is "good" depends partly on one's opinion of talking animals in movies. Some might find this a disturbingly unnatural quality in a movie that does little to make the characters feel relatable. Others might find a collection of fluffy, cute puppies irresistible and the fact that they speak even more appealing.

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