Santa Claus: The Movie

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Dated '80s holiday movie has smoking, product placement.

PG 1985 108 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 6+

Guess the Common Sense media are too young to understand

Saw this in theaters when I was 7. It still holds up all these years later. Wonderful Christmas movie about love , the spirit of Christmas, having a giving heart, and forgiveness . For its time , this was one of the best Santa Claus movies to come out by 1985, and what the authors of common sense fail to realize is this is during the Cold War era when many thought we may have a nuclear war , and many movies had a darker tone. This movie brought joy and a true feeling of Christmas to a public in need of such. As for commercialism, it was very common practice so don't know why its even a thing.

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age 8+

Some language but a great story!

As long as you talk to your kiddos about words you don’t use even if you hear them, you should be fine. Damn, and dammit, crap, sucks, and hell are the only questionable words used. But the story has a homeless boy who is tied up and very street smart and calls names like punk, and stupid idiot creep.

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