Parents' Guide to

The Claus Family 2

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kids face peril in holiday sequel with positive messages.

Movie NR 2022 97 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 15+

I think this movie is not suitable for young kids. It contains a kiss between two man. It was disappointing because my kids are very young.
age 18+

Nothing like the first movie, a lot of worldly and same sex agenda, has several spoken and seen spots of such. The grandson and grandfather lie to each other throughout the movie, the characters all seem hateful towards each other, not a good Christmas spirited movie at all. The maturity rating should be much higher than stated. Will not be a movie that is watched again, not even the first one due to the agenda they are trying to push. My kids found it boring saying the story went in too many directions to pay attention to, they got bored quickly and didn't finish watching.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This family-oriented follow-up offers more Belgium-set holiday festivities, and the film does well to focus more on interpersonal relations and less on fantasy. Of course, considering the premise of The Claus Family 2 -- that a grandfather, who is actually Santa, is training his grandson to take over the family business -- there are still plenty of effects-driven scenes of characters transporting via snow globe to the North Pole and tiny human elves with rocket-powered backpacks working the toy warehouse.

But the sequel smartly shifts the focus to Jules (up-and-comer Bakker) and his path to defining the role of Santa for himself, moving beyond just delivering toys to trying to make a difference in at least one child's life. The fact that his endeavor isn't entirely successful (it's effective, but not in the way he and the child hope) balances the make-believe elements with a nice touch of reality. The sequel's candlelit holiday ambiance is warm, and the elves are funnier this time around.

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