Yes, Virginia

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Sweet holiday tale inspires with messages of goodwill.

NR 2010 30 minutes

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 3+

A sweet Christmas movie - Be ready for lots of Santa questioning

This is overall a really sweet Christmas movie - I even cried a little at the end (I can be pretty sentimental). BUT, I find it difficult to recommend an age for it. It’s probably way too young for older kids to enjoy, but the level of Santa questioning/ridiculing was surprising to me. And this is coming from someone who is not really all that into Santa (I love the magic of Christmas and the generosity of Santa, don’t get me wrong - I just don’t go all out with Santa stuff). Ultimately, Santa is called into question a *lot*, and one of the characters is quite mean (it is revealed that her mother isn’t particularly nice, but the way that’s done probably goes way over a young child’s head). All of that said, to me the end of the movie totally makes up for the Santa questioning. I also really appreciate well done movies that have no scary factor - they’re hard to find. I can (and do) talk to my kids about a character’s unbecoming attitude, but it’s much harder to talk them down after scary scenes (and to deal with the inevitable nightmares).

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age 4+

Not as good artistically as the original, but still good.

Who wouldn't be inspired by this tale of generosity? Since the original cartoon that I saw as a kid probably won't air anytime soon, this is the next best thing.

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