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A Christmas Story Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Wonderful antidote to cutesy holiday tales; some swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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The Secret of NIMH Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fascinating, but very dark with some creepy imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Live-action take on classic has some crude, scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Christmas Caper Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Feel-good holiday fun, but needs a reality check.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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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 Princess for Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Family-friendly fairy-tale romance is lighthearted fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Ernest Saves Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Goofy holiday movie is OK fun for families, knowwhatImean?
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Flight Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Wolves will scare younger kids in this holiday feature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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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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R.L. Stine's Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Tween-friendly, ad-happy Halloween fright fest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Sequel is tamer, more predicable than the classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Mild tween Halloween tale could use more thrills.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Jack Frost (1998) Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Michael Keaton's frozen rocker dad makes a bad role model.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Miracle at Sage Creek Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Spiritual Western is trite, but full of feel-good lessons.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Christmas Town Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cynical lead, mature themes drag down holiday film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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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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Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Feisty heroine fights social injustice in slow-paced tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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