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Last Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Musically inspired romcom has big heart; language, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Klaus Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Santa origin story is a sweet reminder of generosity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Pratfall-heavy take on holiday tale is fun but no classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Christmas Chronicles Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Edgy, exciting Santa adventure has iffy behavior, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Intense dino sequel has scary, jump-worthy violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Star Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet Nativity story told from animals' perspective.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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A Bad Moms Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Fun sequel has raunch, laughs, slightly sweeter attitude.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Doomsday-thwarting excitement in a banana-yellow ship.
By Rick Riordan
(2017)
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Pokémon Sun/Pokémon Moon Game Poster Image
age 10+
Latest "catch 'em all" games bring new features to series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Ghosts Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2016)
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Jurassic World Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Reboot is fun but scarier, more violent than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Terrific, heartwarming shorts have something for everyone.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Power Rangers Dino Charge TV Poster Image
age 7+
Dino theme makes this imagining more memorable than others.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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The One: The Selection, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling, swoon-worthy romantic finale to popular series.
By Kiera Cass
(2014)
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The Elite: The Selection, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
By Kiera Cass
(2013)
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Jurassic Park Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Terrifyingly realistic dinos run amok in sci-fi landmark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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