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By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Cliché holiday movie has kid appeal, inclusive messages.

Movie NR 2011 100 minutes
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SWITCHMAS has a good heart and positive, inclusive messages about Christmas. Kids will enjoy the classic "old switcheroo" story, but adults and teens will have a hard time getting past the clichés: Yes, the kids put on a big show to save Christmas; and yes, there's a bully (whose story line feels like a manufactured attempt to create drama). Kids also are unlikely to be bothered by the production's flaws. Most of the child actors are creditable, but a few are painfully self-conscious. A couple of CGI dream sequences have a low-budget look and grating, saccharine music. The overall production quality has a made-for-TV feel just a notch or two down from an original series on Disney or Nickelodeon.

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