Parents' Guide to

The Magic Snowflake

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Charming, creative holiday fun for the whole family.

Movie NR 2013 82 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

Bizarre plot in this boring, disappointing movie

We watched this specifically because Common Sense Media recommended it (and they’re usually spot on) but this movie was just bad. Bizarre plot, not particularly charming in any way… my six year old said it was “sad, scary, and weird.” She asked to go read stories halfway through. My ten year old (who would literally watch any Christmas movie) said “meh” after.
age 6+

The best for kids

This movie has an excellent message and was entertaining for my 10 year-old child as well as us, his parents. There wasn't physical violence and only a few scenes that a child under 6 may be scared by.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This movie is a charming and creative Christmas story that can be enjoyed just as much by parents as kids. Its message of maintaining a childlike wonder during the holidays should resonate with anyone who sometimes feels overwhelmed in the days and weeks leading up to December 25. It's silly without being juvenile, sweet without being sappy, and never loses sight of the overall story and its message.

While it isn't quite up to the level of previous and contemporary classic Christmas movies and television specials, The Magic Snowflake is enjoyable fare, especially for those looking for something different. It's a sequel, but it does stand on its own, even if families haven't seen the first movie in the series, Santa's Apprentice. The creativity and freshness reward repeated viewing -- something that is definitely a hallmark of the best Christmas movies.

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