Dora's Christmas

Common Sense Media says

Well-known Christmas favorites with a-Dora-ble Latin twists.

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Positive messages

Encourages kids to enjoy the holiday season and maybe pick up some Spanish in the process.

Positive role models

Dora's her usual optimistic, friendly self on this CD.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Dora the Explorer merchandise, also promotes Dora DVD.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the secular holiday songs here are all familiar, but with added Latin beats here and there, and altered lyrics to go along with the Dora theme.

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What's the story?

Preschoolers' favorite Nick Jr. heroine Dora the Explorer will get everyone in your family in the mood for the holidays with the new CD, DORA'S CHRISTMAS. There are 9 holiday favorites with a fun, Latin twist, including "Deck the Halls," "Here Comes Santa Claus," "Jingle Bells," and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." There are 7 additional bonus tracks from Dora's holiday movie, Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure included, as well as a board game on the back of the CD booklet, and extra holiday games and activities available via CD-Rom.

Is it any good?

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 "How many different ways can you sing Jingle Bells?" Well, just add a little Latin beat, some explorer-inspired lyrics, and it's "Jingle Bells" Dora-style. For Dora fans and family, the Latin grooves and fan-friendly lyrics, some English, some Spanish, make these traditional Christmas tunes fun and fresh and bearable all season long. Although there are some different words to many of the songs, the essence of these beloved classics is not lost, just enhanced. In "Sleigh Ride," for example, your little ones may be singing, "Vaminos, vaminos," instead of "Giddy-up." And in "Holly Jolly Christmas," friends say "Hola to all your amigos." Kids will love singing every song and enjoy getting into the holiday spirit with their favorite explorer and her friends.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the Dora franchise and the array of products and merchandise for young kids to feast upon and beg for. Does listening to the CD make kids want to buy more Dora merchandise? Talk about influential media, commercials, and advertising, and how companies create demand for products.

  • The controversy surrounding the new "grown-up Dora" has already been in the news. How can parents help their kids deal with the changes in their beloved characters?

  • Should such a well-known entity be changed, or left alone? What are negative and positive aspects of characters changing or growing with time, in relation to their fans?

Music details

Artist:Dora the Explorer
Release date:September 15, 2009
Label:Sony Legacy
Genre:Holiday
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 17 year old Written byaseriouskid July 30, 2010
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i mostly heard f**k every 5 seconds s**t i don't even remember how many times. thousands of other slang terms, a couple of a**, "butthole" and other iffy language. we can see dora naked several times, up close and afar. and some graphic sex between dora and boots.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byandyouaskwhy November 7, 2009
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17
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Blubber

Doras blubber was flapping up and down XD hahahahahahahah lmfao
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Parent Written byjhgscijkusyedghvcisf September 9, 2014
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17
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bad

it is so bad it swears in spanish a ton you are just to dumb to hear it
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