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Thomas and Friends: The Christmas Engines

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Gentle winter train tales celebrate the holidays.

Movie NR 2014 60 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Teamwork is valued here. So is work.

I haven't seen all the episodes, as I only saw the ones that aired on tv. The ones I did see, however, were very good, as they show the value of teamwork, the reward of having completed a job, occasionally having to do a job that we don't like, the importance of completing assigned tasks and how good we feel when we feel useful and wanted. Valuable lessons for the very young.

Is It Any Good?

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The Island of Sodor is covered by snow; it's holiday time; and this gentle collection brings sweet happy endings, plainspoken messages, and tot-friendly fun with popular, hard-working trains. Young fans of the little steam engine and his companions don't expect clever; they don't expect complexity; they don't expect real scares. So, Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines delivers stories with simple plots, distinctive train-characters, and likeable humans who interact with them. A nice, wholesome addition to holiday viewing for the very youngest viewers.

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