The Spirit of Christmas

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Odd supernatural romantic fantasy doesn't make much sense.

NR 2015 91 minutes

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age 9+

Not for the whole family, but gentle enough for older children and up to enjoy

This is a mostly sweet romance movie. There is some drinking, but very casually. The prohibition part of the storyline is very tame- a small mention of a gangster, but it's easy to miss. There are some small instances of scary sounds, but nothing visual that would cause fear in children. At one point someone is hit from behind and murdered, but no gore or suffering is shown. It looks almost like the character just passed out. It is a Lifetime movie, after all. The instances of violence are all to further the plot, rather than a significant focus within the plot.
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age 11+

Cute and Sweet

Adorable! So cute. I loved the fact that it was just slightly different than other romances, what with the main guy being a ghost for most of the movie. There aren’t really any concerns for kids, but they won’t understand Lily’s motive to marry Daniel’s brother after he dies unless they’re at least 11. There isn’t anything else. Hope you enjoy!

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