Phineas and Ferb: Holiday Favorites

Common Sense Media says

Silly yuletide fun from Disney Channel favorites.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Positive messages about "that Christmas feeling" and the season of giving and caring. There are no religious messages here.

Positive role models

Even Dr. Doofenshmirtz can't hate Christmas.

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

Promotes Disney Channel TV show. Might encourage a little holiday shopping spree.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this non-religious holiday album features all the tracks from the holiday special Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation as well as 10 new yuletide tunes. The songs are still Phineas and Ferb-funny with a holiday twist. There are covers of some traditional favorites, so there's a little something for everyone, even family members who aren't fans of the quirky show.

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Kids say

What's the story?

"HOLIDAY FAVORITES" includes 16 tracks from the holiday special Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation as well as 10 new tracks. From classics like "The Twelve Days of Christmas," "Frosty the Snowman," "Run Rudolph Run," "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," and a beautiful rendition of "The Christmas Song" (sung by Vanessa Doofenshmirtz) to funny P&F specialties like "What Does He Want?" and "I Really Don't Hate Christmas," this album is a sweet taste of the holidays with the trademark Phineas and Ferb humor and wit.

Is it any good?

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If you or your kids are tired of the same Christmas tunes year after year, Phineas and Ferb: Holiday Favorites is an easy way to shake things up and get everyone into the holiday spirit. With snarky Dr. Doofenshmirtz admitting he doesn't hate Christmas and the whole gang repeatedly sharing their wish lists in "The Twelve Days of Christmas," this album keeps the right balance between silly songs and classic Christmas tunes. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy jazzes things up on "Christmas is Starting Now" and Olivia Olson (Vanessa) shines on "That Christmas Feeling."

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about cross-promotion. Does listening to this CD make you want to watch the TV show?

  • Do you like it when some of your favorite TV shows or characters do a holiday special? Are you more inclined to purchase a holiday CD from a favorite singer or TV show?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:September 21, 2010
Label:Walt Disney Records
Genre:Holiday
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written byFerbFan216 February 10, 2011
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Adorable!

Isabella's song is so cute!
What other families should know
Great messages
Kid, 11 years old December 19, 2012
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Great for the whole family!

While it might just be a bit of silly fun, the songs spread a positive message about giving at Christmas and caring about others, especially "That Christmas Feeling". And while Dr. Doofenshmirtz might be evil, he's not that evil, and even he can't hate Christmas. Overall it's a fun holiday soundtrack for all the family.
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