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47 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
I will never buy a kids movie based on the cover again! How could you go wrong with such a cute little puppy peeking out of Santa's backpack right? Well, what a terrible movie! My daughter cried on and off the entire movie, and my son kept talking about ways he wanted to hurt the mean people in the movie - that's the Christmas Spirit Disney! Here are some highlights: Santa gets hit by a car, suffers from amnesia, and at the end is in critical condition in the hospital and they tell the little girl he probably won't make it. Then the wicked woman who runs the orphanage yells and screams at little girls, does not allow them to sing, have toys, or celebrate Christmas, and punishes them by putting them in the cold dark basement overnight. I have to say the part that really crossed the line was the cute little "paws" losing his "life force" and turning into a pretty scary looking stuffed stuffed dog that gets thrown into an incinerator by the wicked woman. There are flames lapping all around the dog. The little girl crawls into the incinerator, onto the conveyor belt, to rescue the dog from the flames that are lapping at his face. Due to the subject matter, and kids not being able to understand that "it's just a movie," I would say kids need to be at least first graders to watch this. Disney, you really dropped the ball with this Christmas Flick!
I purchased this movie for my twin girls age 8 they loved it the wicked step mother was nasty as little kids would probably be scared of her other than that it was a nice story with a happy ending
MY GRANDDAUGHTER WATCHED IT SIX TIMES THE DAY SHE GOT IT.
Bought this for my 3 year old and 5 year old grand children - thinking it was a good hearted Christmas story - the movie made my 5 year old grand daughter cry and they had to skip through many part of it because it was both scary and sad to her. Now that she knows it has a happy ending she may try to watch it again but overall was very sorry that I purchased it thinking a Christmas story with a dog and Santa had to be a good thing.
Do not be fooled by the cute cover art ... this is a depressing, pathetic excuse for a kids Christmas movie. I was astounded at the low quality of this Disney movie (and we are huge Disney fans, usually). My 6 yr old did not finish watching the movie because when it got to the scene where the cruel orphanage mother threw the little girl's baby doll into the incinerator (and yes, it actually showed the baby doll being burned up), it was too much for my 6 yr old to take. My 10 yr old thought Santa was just plain creepy. (They had some weird makeup on his face for some reason.) If I could give it zero stars, I would. A terrible plot and too many unnecessarily scary scenes for little ones, in my opinion. We got this movie expecting it to be a nice Christmas story about the cute dog on the front cover, but that was a side story and not the main theme. Very disappointing and a complete waste of our money.
My daughter loved the movie, although the first time she watched it, I watched it with her. Good thing, it was very sad in some instances. Once she saw the whole thing though she fell in love with it.
Excellent holiday movie by Disney! Walmart is a great source for my Disney collection of DVDs. This movie is good for the entire family to watch.
I purchased this for my brother that is both physically and mentally challenged. He will love this for Christmas.
I sent this to my great grandson for Christmas after seeing a short commersial on the film..I may even buy one for myself, it seems so cute and entertaining..
love the movie, its a xmas classic for all ages
My 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son sat glued to this movie from start to finish! Really sweet holiday movie!
We popped the popcorn, sat cuddled on the couch ready to watch what I thought would be another great movie from those cute little buddies but this one wasn't quite right. The movie had my 7 year old in tears for a good majority of it. It didn't turn out to be a very fun movie to watch for us. It ended well of course but was way to sad and dramatic to be an enjoyable childrens holiday tale.
After the buddies this was a let-down. It is slow moving, scary for children (4 and below) because of the wicked foster parent, and overall a disappointment. I almost rate this a one-timer. (Worth only watching one time.)
I watched this movie with my Grand children and we all loved it. I think we watched it about 5 times, we never got board with the movie. I would highley recommend it. Thanks MIMI.
It is a funny movie and it was easy to buy online and have it sent to site to store?
What a great movie. It came out at the perfect time, the kids love it.
It's a great holiday show. My children loved it . They took it to school and shared it with their friends who also loved it.
My 7 year old daughter and i absolutely love this movie! Very cute! My daughter has watched it so many times in a row that she has memorized the songs! I highly recommend this movie! We rented it then had to go to the store and buy it!
a gift for the daughter of family friends.
Most any family would love for their child to get this gift.
pretty good cost value too.
the kids would love this movie.