Santa's Apprentice

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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age 6+

Fresh take on familiar holiday themes; some bullying.

G 2010 80 minutes

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Emotional themes, terrible plot

Looking for an upbeat Christmas movie or Santa story? Don’t look here. The movie starts with lots of talk about orphaned children, who appear very sad, and a particularly nasty bully. The bully calls the children “babies” for believing in Santa and says your parents bring the gifts. This was in the first 5 minutes. Why did I keep watching? I kept thinking surely it will get better and Santa will teach the bully how to be kind and there will be plenty of holiday cheer. No! One kids parents can’t afford their house, more bullying from the bully, and Santa getting very angry and losing control of his emotions. Literally the last 5 minutes are cheerful. Terrible.

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