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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Animated reindeer tale has nice messages but nasty bite.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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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.
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(Release Year: 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.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Actor encourages grumpy Christians to embrace the season.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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A Merry Friggin' Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Great cast mired in limp holiday film about family baggage.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Dog Who Saved the Holidays Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Bawdy Christmas romp drags; heavy on flatulence.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Elf-Man Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Ho-hum Christmas adventure centers on elf slapstick.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Christmas Puppy Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Puppy-less Christmas movie is trite, boring, and bizarre.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Christmas Angel Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Faith-based tale is well done but has heavy themes.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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A Princess for Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Family-friendly fairy-tale romance is lighthearted fun.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Belle's musical holiday tale is unexpectedly dark and scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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A Golden Christmas 2: The Second Tail Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Uninspired romcom disguised as a movie about puppies.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Feisty heroine fights social injustice in slow-paced tale.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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A Golden Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Predictable film less about dogs, more about romance.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Christmas Town Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cynical lead, mature themes drag down holiday film.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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A Christmas Story Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Wonderful antidote to cutesy holiday tales; some swearing.
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(Release Year: 1983)
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