Parents' Guide to

The Santa Clause 2

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Disappointing sequel has potty humor, pratfall violence.

Movie G 2002 104 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

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age 4+

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Kids say (15):

This overstuffed turkey of a movie wraps itself in holly and hot cocoa only to come to the conclusion that the magic of Christmas is ... getting presents. When it comes to the true Christmas spirit, this movie makes Home Alone look like The Gift of the Magi.

Yes, it has Disney's meticulously imaginative art direction, and Allen's comic timing is always a pleasure. But the overall theme that Christmas is about getting the perfect gift, even if you haven't been entirely good, compounded by intrusive product placements for McDonald's and Nestle, will leave the audience feeling like it has just eaten an entire plum pudding. As with the first film, parents should use caution in bringing children who may be grappling with the issue of Santa's existence to see this, and should be prepared to discuss their own traditions and beliefs.

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