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Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Holiday tale's frenzied pace can't obscure positive themes.

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This holiday story has a great message about responsibility and cooperation that's framed nicely for its young viewers. Mandy's predicament is a relatable one; while all of her new friends are busy doing "important" work getting ready for Christmas, she's asked to do one that's decidedly less exciting. Feeling put out, she decides to skip it (and not tell anyone, of course), but it proves the proverbial cog in the wheel of holiday success. She makes amends and even learns to (gulp!) ask for help when she needs it, and everyone's Christmas proves merry as a result.

That said, viewers may find the somewhat harried pace of A Mighty Christmas a bit off putting. At times the story gets lost in how scenes transition quickly and the characters' dialogue follows suit. Compared to the slower, more simplistic structures of most favorite preschool productions, this one challenges the concentration a bit more. Even so, kids who like the series will want to watch, and they won't be able to miss the good messages it promotes.

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