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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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Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas TV Poster Image
age 5+
Heartwarming tale emphasizes compassion, generosity.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
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SpaceBob MerryPants TV Poster Image
age 6+
Absurdity overwhelms holiday spirit in so-so Christmas tale.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2018)
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Angela's Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Enchanting, affecting holiday tale has mild suspense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Puppy Star Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Cute puppies, slapstick silliness in sweet sequel.
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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Trolls Holiday Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Holiday-themed show will give Trolls fans the warm fuzzies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Albert Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Spunky tree's adventures are filled with festive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Elves compete to make Santa new sleigh in imaginative tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
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Arthur and the Haunted Tree House TV Poster Image
age 5+
Fun tale treats kids to gentle scares, positive messages.
Network: PBS
(2017)
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Santa's Apprentice Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Fresh take on familiar holiday themes; some bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Bob's Broken Sleigh Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Short but sweet holiday elf tale with cartoon action/peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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AG Life TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Empowering American Girl shorts celebrate individuality.
Network: Online
(2015)
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Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Animated version of much-loved tale invites younger viewers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Spooky adventure mixes silly songs with scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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A Good Snowman Is Hard to Build Game Poster Image
age 5+
Challenging, fun puzzler also becomes repetitive.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
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LearnMe Calendar App Poster Image
age 6+
Basic kid-friendly calendar isn't up to date.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Santa Hunters TV Poster Image
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age 5+
So-so movie has action, crudity, and minimal holiday spirit.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
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Frozen in Time Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun, engaging holiday film with positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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