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A Christmas Carol Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

A gentle, less scary version of the classic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that younger viewers might still be unnerved by the ghosts.

  • Families can talk about what Christmas is really about. Families with teens can compare this movie to later versions. The theme that one man's cruelty affects the lives of many is a worthwhile subject for families to discuss. Families may also want to discuss how people survive and deal with unfair circumstances. How do the Cratchits cope?

The good stuff
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    Messages: This moralistic tale demonstrates that greed and lovelessness can lead to spiritual ruin, and that no one is too old or too hardened to be saved.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Not an issue

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    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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