A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Christmas, friendship, and family are major themes. Romance, divorce, and daily struggles are also addressed.
Positive Role Models
Adult women argue, become jealous of each other, and are competitive. They also care a lot about each other and their adult kids. Young children are sometimes not nice when speaking to adults.
The fictitious town of North Pole, Vermont is a diverse community. Latino, Black, AAPI, and LGBTQ+ cast members are featured.
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Violence & Scariness
Arguments lead to yelling, pushing, shoving, grabbing, and the throwing of beverages and snowballs. Lots of rumors about very violent behaviors, but none are founded.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mild flirting, dating, and kissing is shown, including a young romantic couple sneaking into each other's rooms. A scene features a shirtless young man.
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The language is mild, but occasional religious exclamations like "oh my God" and the word "crap" are audible.
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Products & Purchases
Dodge Rams are partially visible. iPads are shown and referenced, but the logo is covered. Girl Scouts are featured and The Real Housewives are referenced.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
There's lots of wine drinking. Spiked hot chocolate is also consumed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Housewives of The North Pole is a Christmas holiday-themed TV movie. It's got lots of arguing, some mild sexual innuendo, and frequent wine drinking. Children are sometimes snarky towards adults, there's lots of gossipy behavior, and a very occasional strong word. Nonetheless, the special also features some surprisingly positive moments.
Is It Any Good?
This predictable, lighthearted comedy combines the notoriety of The Real Housewives with a bit of Romeo & Juliet to create some holiday fare. Much of the movie focuses on Trish (Kyle Richards) and Diane's (Betsy Brandt) arguing and over-the-top decorating antics, but it manages to weave in a few positive lessons. Many mean exchanges and sneaky behavior throughout keeps this from being a a fully heartwarming presentation, but The Housewives of The North Pole successfully delivers the gift of silly Christmas entertainment.
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