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A Storybots Christmas

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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One kid's big question leads to lots of holiday fun.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

We think this TV show stands out for:

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

Lessons about problem-solving and teamwork. 

Positive Messages

The holidays (particularly Christmas) are a time for sharing and showing how much you love one another. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The Storybots are friends and care about each other, as well as helping kids with questions. Santa is sad but makes a comeback. 

Violence & Scariness

Some tears about missing Santa, but this is more humorous than upsetting. 

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Subtle references to a popular seasonal advertisement.  

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that A Storybots Christmas is a special installment of The Storybots series. It's got lots of positive messages about the meaning of the holidays, including sharing time with loved ones and not putting so much emphasis on the kinds of gifts we give or receive. There are some subtle references to a popular seasonal soda advertisement, and a conversation about today's children wanting complicated and technical toys (both of which will go over the heads of young ones). Storybots fans of all ages will be drawn to this fun special.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byllmom December 8, 2018

Funny and smart

My kids are 4 and 7 and have loved this show since last year. They keep asking for it. They have learned so much from Storybots shows, and love these silly litt... Continue reading
Parent of a 4 year old Written byJamshley November 23, 2018

Horrible depiction of Santa

Way to take the magic out of Christmas with a grumpy, negative, seemingly drunk Santa....what were they thinking? We had to turn it off.
Teen, 16 years old Written byYllNvrTkeMeAlveCpprs February 3, 2018

How can a baby show get a 5-star rating?!

Storybots is a decent show for little kids, but it's nothing special (it obviously copies "Team Umizoomi") and can't even compare to the won... Continue reading

What's the story?

A STORYBOTS CHRISTMAS is a holiday special featuring the Storybots, a group of robot-like friends who live inside computer parts. When a child asks them what their favorite Christmas presents have been over the years, bot Bo realizes her gifts haven't always gone over well. Along with her rainbow unicorn, she sets out on a journey to Santa's Workshop to learn how to make them better. But Santa is missing, and she must venture to the outer world to find him. Meanwhile, her Storybot friends are worried, and set out to find her before Christmas. 

Is it any good?

This dynamic and positive special highlights the importance of sharing time with loved ones during the holidays. It does so by reminding both viewers and a rather forlorn Santa Claus (played by Ed Asner) that the festive season isn't about giving big or fancy gifts, but about offering gestures of the heart and sharing cheer with each other. 

A Storybots Christmas relies on the series' trademark mixture of digital animation, claymation, puppetry, and live action to tell the story. However, the lessons it offers aren't broken down quite as simply as they are in the original show. Nonetheless, children who enjoy the series will love this special and the cheerful way it delivers positive messages.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the messages in A Storybots Christmas. How do the bots help curious kids? Why do you think curiosity is an important character strength

  • A Storybots Christmas shares some important things to think about during the holidays. What are some of those things? Is getting presents one of them? 

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