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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer App Poster Image
age 5+
Less-scary read-along version of holiday classic shines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2010)
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Letters from Father Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tolkien's magical North Pole tales delight all ages.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1976)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
age 5+
A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Macaulay Culkin v. Mouse King in NYC Ballet treat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Prep & Landing Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Clever holiday story is merry fun for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Arthur Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fabulous, funny holiday movie about the Christmas spirit.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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hoops&yoyo Ruin Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Hallmark stars bring the funny to sweet holiday special.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Funny Christmas tale has feel-good themes for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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A Giant Crush Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2011)
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Working Mummies Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Punny, spooky look at moms all wrapped up in their jobs.
By Joan Horton
(2012)
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How the Toys Saved Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Delightful animated Christmas story, but some bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Wrapped in Red Music Poster Image
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age 5+
Charming, festive album mixes classics with original tunes.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2013)
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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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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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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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Barbie: A Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Less authentic take; also less to scare younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Snow 2: Brain Freeze Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet holiday sequel is as family-friendly as the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Respectful Magoo treatment of Dickens is fun for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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