The Claus Family

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Pleasant Santa tale has some emotional intensity.

NR 2021 97 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 7+

Slow movie with a lot of underlying details packed in

The Clause Family is a slow Christmas film. It just moseys along with an amusing moment every now and again. For the most part, it was wholesome. The Christian origins of Christmas were removed from the movie. Instead, there was a subtle slip that Christmas was about worshiping the sun in the beginning. Cultural/political aspects included in the children's movie were: -Santa delivered cookies to Madam President, pushing for the first female president -The angry boss portrayed the "Karen" persona -The single mother (widowed) was "frowned" upon. -Disability inclusion efforts were incorporated within the film as one of the main characters has a prosthetic leg. -Fatherlessness was noted on One thing to note within the movie is the kids father died. This is a central theme. The mother is moving forward and beginning to date again while the main character is still struggling with the loss.

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