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Costume Quest: Heroes on Holiday TV Poster Image
age 8+
Charming holiday-themed special promotes teamwork, kindness.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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My Adventures with Santa Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Some potty humor, bullying in lame Christmas movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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A Christmas in Royal Fashion Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Festive romance isn't original but promotes kindness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Animated reindeer tale has nice messages but nasty bite.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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I'll Be Next Door for Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Zany family comedy has a little swearing, sexual innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Holly Star Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Some drinking, cursing in so-so holiday romcom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Goosebumps 2: Slappy's Haunted Christmas App Poster Image
age 8+
Poorly made movie tie-in offers little entertainment value.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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A Wedding for Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Predictable holiday romance about being true to yourself.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Faith Filled Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Christian Christmas tale has some heavy themes.
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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Michael Jackson's Halloween TV Poster Image
age 8+
Fun movie taps King of Pop's music for spirited family fare.
Network: CBS
(2017)
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Christmas All Over Again Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Predictable stuck-in-time holiday tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Angels in the Snow Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Christmas drama with family dysfunction, grief, redemption.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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What Light Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming, sweet, but bland holiday romance.
By Jay Asher
(2016)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Book Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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Christmas Eve Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Holiday tale has big cast, worthy messages, flawed script.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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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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Little Savages Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Summer adventure-friendship tale has bullying, mild language
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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