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Santa's Apprentice Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
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
csm_tv
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
csm_tv
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
csm_movie
age 5+
Fun, engaging holiday film with positive messages.
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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The Dog Who Saved Easter Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Predictable holiday sequel is silly fun; some potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week App Poster Image
age 6+
Wide variety of topics makes for fun, engrossing short vids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
(2014)
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Free Birds Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 6+
Clever idea turns bland in turkey-focused holiday fare.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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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
(2004)
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The Magic Snowflake Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, creative holiday fun for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Nativity 2:  Danger in the Manger Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Adorable misfits on zany Xmas adventure; some potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Naughty List Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 6+
Cute Christmas movie has some iffy bathroom humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Saving Santa Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 6+
Warm-hearted animated elf story with mild violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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