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The Nutcracker in Harlem Book Poster Image
age 4+
Nutcracker and girl are drummers in jazzy holiday update.
By T. E. McMorrow
(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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Nativity Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Simple, kid-friendly rendering of Jesus' birth and message.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2017)
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Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Kindness saves unfriendly street in fun holiday story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Altar Egos Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Well-intended faith-based comedy falls short on laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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When's My Birthday? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Jubilant book conveys giddy anticipation of a birthday.
By Julie Fogliano
(2017)
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The New Adventures of Aladin Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Iffy humor, sex abound in raunchy French comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Blue Sky White Stars Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stirring, poetic take on America and flag has majestic art.
By Sarvinder Naberhaus
(2017)
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Believe (2016) Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Faith-based holiday drama has familiar messages, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Otter Loves Easter! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Otter learns to share in cute holiday tale.
By Sam Garton
(2017)
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Office Christmas Party Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Crude comedy has sex, drugs, drinking, violence. Ho, ho, ho!
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Faith Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Christmas on the frontier; holiday messages, wholesome tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Bad Santa 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Too-little, too-late sequel has sex, language, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Heaven Sent Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sweet faith-based Christmas fairy tale has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Girlfriend's Day Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Film noir parody has violence, cursing, and sexual content.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Almost Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Talented cast elevates dysfunctional-family holiday comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Boo! A Madea Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Madea franchise is getting so tired it's scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Mistle-Tones Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Festive music accents sweet story that has bullying themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Lots of plot packed into tale of faith and holiday miracles.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Keys of Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Bah, humbug. An extended holiday music video with cursing.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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