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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Family is connected, even when they're far apart. You have to accept change. It's important to appreciate the way things are, even if you know they may not always be that way.
Positive Role Models
Lincoln Loud will stop at nothing to keep his family together on Christmas, so they can continue all their traditions. Although this creates chaos and mischief, his motivation makes him a positive role model, because it displays his love for, and commitment to, his family.
Lincoln's best friend, Clyde McBride, is Black and has two biracial fathers. Otherwise, the movie largely lacks diversity.
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Violence & Scariness
The movie contains a lot of silly pranks, including pies in the face and whoopee cushions. In addition, there is more serious mischief such as property destruction, stealing a mannequin, and a fake shark-crocodile attack.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The oldest daughter, Lori Loud, has a boyfriend.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that A Loud House Christmas is a live-action TV movie, based on Nickelodeon's popular animated series The Loud House. The 51-minute film centers around Lincoln Loud, the only boy of 11 children, and his family as they prepare for Christmas. Despite being live-action, the story still highlights all the same zany and silly family dynamics that make the animated series stand out. Lincoln lacks parental supervision throughout the movie, and while his actions are fueled by good intentions, they often cause mischief and chaos. Themes include the importance of family traditions and appreciating time with loved ones, although these are underlined with silliness.
Is It Any Good?
A silly, holiday-themed spin-off of The Loud House series, this is a light-hearted, prank-riddled movie that sparks holiday joy. While Lincoln is comically desperate to save the day, he does so with mischief and mayhem -- not serving as a great role models. A Loud House Christmas does highlight the ups and down of being a part of a large family, but lacks diversity in the community and among the main characters. Lincoln displays compassion for his family and perseverance in his plan throughout the film.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.