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A Boy Called Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
Death, gore, peril, and pee in traumatic Santa origin story.
By Matt Haig
(2016)
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Home Sweet Home Alone Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Franchise returns with slapstick violence played for laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Christmas Thieves Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Muddled family Christmas film has moments of mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know Book Poster Image
age 7+
Powerful book about survival, strength of Native Nations.
By Traci Sorell
(2021)
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High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special TV Poster Image
age 9+
Cast performances bring holiday cheer to series fans.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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A Christmas Carol (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Creative retelling of Dickens' story is intense but festive.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Creepy but silly holiday tale has cartoon violence, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Winterhouse Mysteries: Winterhouse, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Last spooky vacation at Winterhouse is well worth the visit.
By Ben Guterson
(2019)
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Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas TV Poster Image
age 7+
So-so holiday horse tale warms with timely themes.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Top Elf TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Lots of holiday spirit in fun building competition.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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Finding Santa Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Holiday tale has cartoon action, suspense, intense peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Christmas Jars Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Book-based film has mature themes, inspiring messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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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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The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Silly holiday story sends positive message about kindness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, silly holiday special will make young kids giggle.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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When Calls the Heart: The  Heart of Homecoming Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Christmas comes to Hope Valley in wholesome, feel-good tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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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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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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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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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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