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Creative Galaxy: Arty's Holiday Masterpiece

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

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This sweet holiday special invites viewers of different backgrounds with its inclusive content that celebrates not just one but three major winter holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Each character shares a bit of what his or her respective traditions involve, teaching kids in the audience as they enlighten their friends on-screen, and treating all of the experiences with equal respect. By centering the stories on the characters re-creating treasured holiday objects, Arty's Holiday Masterpiece also suggests some fairly simple craft projects that families could do at home.

This story doesn't just suggest that creativity is a vital problem-solving skill, it shows it in action with characters whose galaxy is a veritable art project of its own. The animation emphasizes visual texture and colors in intriguing ways, and Arty's travels take him to planets inspired by various art media like fabric and clay. He and his friends must think outside the box to solve their problems, drawing inspiration from their imaginations and the resources they have at their disposal.

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