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By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Bumbling Santa looks for a Mrs. in light tale.

Movie NR 2007 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Watchable for 6 and 10 year old

For some reason dialogue questioning santa. Why?
age 5+

A bit silly but a fun Christmas story

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This movie, made for the ABC Family channel, attempts to reach both kids and parents with its message of Christmas magic wrapped in light romance. Set in modern-day southern California, Snow is filled with sight gags of surreptitious reindeer antics and narrow escapes from discovery by Nick to keep kids laughing. Sights of a house festooned by Christmas decorations in an effort to woo one of its occupants also underlines the sweet, if shallow, message of the movie.

We know Nick Snowden is nervous, out of his element, and under deadline, but Cavanagh makes the character so very uncomfortable and twitchy that it's almost hard to watch. As young Hector says, "Who knew Santa was a dweeb?" It's not until his secret is shared that he settles down and viewers can begin to understand why Sandy might be interested in her new housemate. Williams, a lovely actress with the advantage of being shaped like a normal-sized woman, begins to seem like the perfect Mrs. Claus as her friendship with Nick grows, and when a curveball is introduced into the romance viewers may actually wonder "What happens next?" Not an easy feat with a predictable holiday movie, but an indication that at least some thought went into developing the characters.

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