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High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special TV Poster Image
age 9+
Cast performances bring holiday cheer to series fans.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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A Christmas Carol (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Creative retelling of Dickens' story is intense but festive.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Winterhouse Mysteries: Winterhouse, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Last spooky vacation at Winterhouse is well worth the visit.
By Ben Guterson
(2019)
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Black Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Haywire holiday horror remake takes a feminist position.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Christmas Jars Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Book-based film has mature themes, inspiring messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Secrets of Winterhouse: Winterhouse, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Return visit has more puzzles and the same spooky vibe.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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KidzByte - Curated News for Curious Minds App Poster Image
age 14+
Pressure to buy, privacy issues, typos tarnish cool idea.
Devices: Android
(2019)
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Life-Size 2 TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Lackluster sequel struggles to find appropriate audience.
Network: Freeform
(2018)
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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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Winterhouse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfectly set bookish mystery with some spooky stuff.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Crude, tired jokes and drug use weigh down Madea sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Saving Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uninspired, amateurish holiday tale with bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Angry Angel TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Some mature content, themes in so-so holiday movie.
Network: Freeform
(2017)
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The Passion Live Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring modern-day musical retelling of Easter story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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A Horse Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Wholesome but trite "can-we-save-the-farm?" holiday romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Norman Rockwell Presents: A Christmas Tail Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Cute dog isn't enough to rescue routine holiday romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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A Merry Friggin' Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Great cast mired in limp holiday film about family baggage.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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