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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Teaches about Christmas gift giver traditions around the world like Tio de Nadal (Spain), Pere Noel (France), and Tomte (Sweden). Additionally, other bits of information about these geographic locations are shared -- for example, Antarctica is home to penguins and the sun doesn't set there during the winter. Some characters use Spanish and French words intermittently. A map shows where the boat travels and what the world looks like, and geography vocabulary like north and south is used.
It's good to give to others. Think positively to make the most out of a bad situation. Honor differences. Christmas is about being with loved ones. There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays. Learning about the world around us opens doors of opportunity.
Positive Role Models
Leo, Andy, and Carmen think positively to make the most out of a tough situation. They look responsibly after a little duckling named Teeny. They are receptive about learning about different cultures.
The show introduces Christmas traditions around the world. Some cultures represented include Spain, France, and Sweden.
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Violence & Scariness
One suspenseful scene shows the characters clinging to a chimney while a gusty wind blows. They fall down the chimney and land with a thud but are unscathed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Let's Go, Luna!: Luna's Christmas Around the World is a holiday special from the PBS Kids favorite. In it, Andy, Leo and Carmen learn about Christmas traditions from countries around the world like Spain's Tio de Nadal, France's Pere Noel, and Sweden's Tomte. Like the original series, it's an excellent learning experience, teaching young viewers geography, culture, and some language skills. One suspenseful scene portrays a terrified Luna and crew clinging to a chimney while a strong wind is blowing -- this could be startling for the sensitive and youngest viewers. Overall, there's lots to learn, and in true Let's Go, Luna! fashion, there are plenty of positive messages like, "There are so many ways to celebrate Christmas" and "Christmas is about more than gifts -- it's about being with loved ones."
Is It Any Good?
This unique holiday experience is engaging and educational -- a win-win for parents and kids! Let's Go, Luna!: Luna's Christmas Around the World takes on Christmas in a way that most animated specials don't. Viewers walk away knowing more than they did when they first sat down, from the ways that other countries celebrate Christmas to the French and Spanish words sprinkled throughout. Though it's a bit lengthy for the littlest ones, there are songs with positive messages to break it up, along with a team of familiar friends who are on a mission to save Christmas. For parents, there are plenty of fruitcake jokes -- because who can't get enough fruitcake jokes this time of year? It's 47 minutes well spent for the entire family.
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