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The Christmas Bunny Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker wraps emotional themes in spiritual message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 2 Music Poster Image
age 9+
Clean collection of classic holiday tunes from Glee cast.
By Glee Cast
(2011)
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A Christmas Story 2 Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Silly jokes abound, but it's no original Christmas Story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Case File 13: Zombie Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
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Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker Book Poster Image
age 9+
Graphic novel is funny but light on content, long on drama.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2013)
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Questimate! App Poster Image
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age 9+
Dynamic estimation game lets kids design the questions.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Santa Claus: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Dated '80s holiday movie has smoking, product placement.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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Black Nativity Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Christmas musical is feel-good story of faith, forgiveness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Nickel Bay Nick Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween boy must salvage Christmas in fun, moving adventure.
By Dean Pitchford
(2013)
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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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Mapoosa Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Sim world offers some learning games but lacks depth.
URL: http://www.mapoosa.com
(2015)
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Norman Rockwell Presents: A Christmas Tail Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Cute dog isn't enough to rescue routine holiday romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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A Horse Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Wholesome but trite "can-we-save-the-farm?" holiday romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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WordBrain App Poster Image
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age 9+
Word hunt gets tough quickly, has ads and purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Saving Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uninspired, amateurish holiday tale with bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Winterhouse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfectly set bookish mystery with some spooky stuff.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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Christmas in Wonderland Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Christmas mayhem at the mall has stereotypes, rude language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Secrets of Winterhouse: Winterhouse, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Return visit has more puzzles and the same spooky vibe.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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A Christmas Carol (1984) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Santa, Are You for Real? Book Poster Image
age 9+
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)
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