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Parent reviews for The Snowman

Common Sense says

Charming, wordless, book-based holiday fable for all ages.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews
Parent of a 6 and 8 year old Written byGad zooms December 31, 2013

Absolutely beautiful

The music is beautiful and the illustrations are calming. This is one movie that you can feel good about exposing your children to. The is no harm done to anyone, no bad language obviously, and no silly faces that your children will imitate. The only thing that you may hear repeated is the beautiful melody sung by your children. Our family shares this movie with other families every chance we get.
Adult Written byTheMammy March 2, 2014

Lovely, gentle family film that is perfect Christmas viewing

We watch this film every Christmas and the kids love it. The music is wonderful. My son found the ending heartbreaking the first time he watched it (he was 2) and at 4 worried about the snowman and the boy melting at the end. I was puzzled, but when you watch it, you see that the boy kneels down in the snow, and then the screen goes white so to a child it does look like he melted too! For less sensitive kids I can't imagine there being any issues.
Adult Written byRosie Y June 2, 2015


The music is fabulous and the story is gentle. This is a fun film to compare to the book (which similarly has no words, just pictures).
Parent Written byJoy J. December 4, 2017