Casper's Haunted Christmas
Casper faces getting into a heap of trouble with the king of the ghosts unless he frightens at least one person before Christmas Day. But how is such a friendly spook supposed to scare somebody during the merriest time of year?
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- Owen Hurley
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the computer animation is pleasing to look at, and character voices are appealing. Songs include Casper's famous tune (sung by Randy Travis), Christmas standards, and an enjoyable new song about friendship. According to tradition, there's always a moment in which Casper is convinced that nobody likes him. In another scene, Casper's new friend Holly has a fight with Casper's rude look-alike cousin Spooky, believing that he's Casper. Casper is threatened with being banished to "The Dark," a sort of ghost purgatory. Kibosh, the Supreme Ghost, may frighten sensitive viewers with his sharp teeth and scowling face. Casper makes a half-hearted attempt to scare a child, although he quickly realizes the error of his ways. Stories about ghosts could lead kids to ask questions about death and the afterlife. Parents should be prepared for these questions. The ideal age group for the friendly ghost's adventures is grade-school kids. Kids with a yen for Casper will have a lot of fun. Older kids probably prefer more complex animated heroes.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- Casper's three nasty uncles are subjected to quite a bit of cartoonish violence at the story's climax, getting hit, bitten, and blown up.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Casper promotes the idea of judging individuals based on their inner qualities rather than their outward appearance.
- This is part of the Casper video franchise. Luckily, it's one of the better ones.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it