A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Nothing brainy, but Pooh and his pals are great examples of how to be a good friend.
The story reminds viewers that the true joys of the holidays can be found in the treasure of friends and the spirit of goodwill rather than in gifts themselves. Pooh and his friends learn that selflessness and kindness reap great rewards.
Positive Role Models
In many cases, the characters put their friends' needs or desires above their own, but no one more so than Pooh, who sacrifices his own Christmas to ensure that his friends have a merry one. Some of the characters get caught up in greediness when they're making out their wish list, but their emotions over Pooh's absence makes such selfishness short-lived.
Violence & Scariness
In one scene, a tree falls on and crushes a character, but he suffers no ill effect.
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Products & Purchases
This special is part of a massive franchise of videos, games, books, clothing, and accessories that bear the names and faces of its well-known characters.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sweet holiday special is appealing to all ages, thanks to A.A. Milne's timeless characters and a delightful story that celebrates friendship, generosity, and the spirit of giving. There is one instance of a character being crushed by a tree (though he's no worse for the wear), and a few of the cast get a short-lived case of the "gimmes" when they're making their list for Santa, but the lessons they learn about thinking of others and valuing their friends are what will stick with viewers.
Is It Any Good?
You don't get much more classic -- or any classier -- than Winnie the Pooh, and this familiar Christmas staple is just as soothing and uplifting as it was when it was first seen in the early '90s. These timeless characters trigger nostalgia in adults who grew up with them, which makes it fun to settle in with your family and watch. Kids will identify with how the characters' imaginations get the better of them as they make their list for Santa, but they'll also be hard-pressed to miss the gentle reminders of the heartier spirit of the holidays.
If you only take in one holiday movie with your kids this season, WINNIE THE POOH AND CHRISTMAS TOO should top your consideration list.
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