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KidzByte - Curated News for Curious Minds App Poster Image
age 14+
Pressure to buy, privacy issues, typos tarnish cool idea.
Devices: Android
(2019)
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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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SpaceBob MerryPants TV Poster Image
age 6+
Absurdity overwhelms holiday spirit in so-so Christmas tale.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2018)
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Life-Size 2 TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Lackluster sequel struggles to find appropriate audience.
Network: Freeform
(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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Daddy's Home 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Blended-family sequel has crass humor, iffy messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Crude, tired jokes and drug use weigh down Madea sequel.
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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Angry Angel TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Some mature content, themes in so-so holiday movie.
Network: Freeform
(2017)
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Daddy's Home Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
A few laughs can't save crass Ferrell/Wahlberg comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Love the Coopers Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
All-star holiday comedy is too uneven to be memorable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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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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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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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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A Merry Friggin' Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Great cast mired in limp holiday film about family baggage.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom Book Poster Image
age 6+
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
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