What She Wants for Christmas

Movie review by Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Silly holiday flick has some adult relationship talk.

NR 2012 90 minutes

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age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 10+

Worst movie I've seen in a while

If I could rate this movie with "0 stars" I would have. Firstly, I was completely frustrated by the bratty, spoiled, sassy and lippy protagonist of the story. I would be hard pressed to find a worse role model for my children. She had no thought for any other person but herself (ie. she kidnaps Santa and demands to get what she wants with no thought about the other children he would be disappointing by not coming that night). Secondly, everything was so completely unrealistic - the plot, the house they lived in, the mountain of gifts under the tree for one child (!!) and the sudden change in the relationship between the adults at the very end. The lines and the acting was horrible. And the 'rant' by the mom to the dead beat dad (that went on way too long) was not something that children need to see or hear, even as movie spectators. Even the message given by Santa at the end that kids only need believe in him or in 'Christmas magic' and their dreams will come true is a silly lie. This movie was a complete waste of our time.
age 10+

Topic of divorce and deadbeat dad

If your child is in a situation where a parent is not in Their life, they may not want to watch this movie. An awkward scene with an adult conversation with the mother telling off her daughter's father for not being in the child's life was a little too much for kids. So much so that I set up an account in this site just to bump the original age recommendation of 7 :o/.

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