All Reviews

Ghosts Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2016)
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The Naughty List Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Goofy humor, warm heart in wild holiday romp.
By Michael Fry, Bradley Jackson
(2015)
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Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Actor encourages grumpy Christians to embrace the season.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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iMuertos App Poster Image
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age 8+
Explore Dia de Muertos via text, symbols; iffy privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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A Christmas-tastic Carol Book Poster Image
age 8+
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
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Costume Quest 2 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun Halloween sequel retreads mildly violent costumed play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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Christmas with Tucker TV Poster Image
age 8+
Sugary holiday tale steeped in family-friendly messages.
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2013)
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Elf-Man Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Ho-hum Christmas adventure centers on elf slapstick.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Dog Who Saved the Holidays Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Bawdy Christmas romp drags; heavy on flatulence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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"It's Thanksgiving" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
YouTube hit will make you thankful for the "OFF" switch
By Nicole Westbrook
(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.
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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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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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Costume Quest Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Trick-or-treat tale is tasty, mildly violent Halloween fun.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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A Golden Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Predictable film less about dogs, more about romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(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.
On DVD/Streaming
(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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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