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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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Missy Mila Twisted Tales TV Poster Image
age 5+
Playful storytelling from an animated 8-year-old.
Network: YouTube
(2005)
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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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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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Masonry - 3D Brick Creativity App Poster Image
age 5+
Virtual builder has weak instruction, glitchy controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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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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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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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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The Pirate Fairy Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Amusing pirate-themed Tinker Bell adventure; some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Mumfie's Quest: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Dated animation, mild scariness but lots of wholesome fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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An Otis Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tractor brings help to birthing horse in tense holiday tale.
By Loren Long
(2013)
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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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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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My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet tale of multicultural moms has message of acceptance.
By Julianne Moore
(1013)
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hoops&yoyo's Haunted Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Bunny-and-cat team scare up laughs in lighthearted special.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Madly Madagascar Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Love is in the air in this silly but cute Valentine's story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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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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