Chilly Christmas

2012 NR 1h 24m DVD

Chilly Christmas

2012 NR 1h 24m DVD
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When Bobby's father accepts a job in New York City, they must find a new home for Bobby's beloved dog, Chilly. In an attempt to show his dad that Chilly can be a city dog, Bobby and his pals teach him the indoor ways of living.
Tom Arnold, C. Thomas Howell, Brooke Langton, Casey Graf, Karan Brar, Bryson Sams, Andy Pandini, Cassidy Mack
Gregory Poppen
Widescreen 1.77:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Chilly Christmas, a live-action Christmas "miracle" movie, will provide kids with lots of the easy laughs that come from dog misbehavior, housebreaking accidents, and "kids-in-charge" stories. The action is strictly farcical; the incompetent dog nappers are easily outwitted by Chilly and friends. The struggling single parent (in this case, a dad) learns important lessons from the son and his pet. Aside from the many dog poop and pee jokes, there's nothing objectionable.

Sexual Content

Bikini-clad women evident in a beach scene which introduces the California location. An adult couple shares a brief, warm kiss.


Comic action as dog nappers chase a boy and his dog. Stumbling pratfalls in many scenes: objects fall, the dog overturns everything in his path, and villains are knocked out momentarily. Chilly barks and bears his teeth at bullies who run off. No injuries; nothing scary.


Lots of potty humor focuses on the dog's peeing and pooping. Several scenes show Bobby and friends trying to teach Chilly how to use a toilet and toilet paper; accidents happen (off camera), but the kids react broadly.

Social Behavior

Generic positive messages about heroism ("A hero is just as afraid as a coward; the difference is, a hero steps forward, a coward steps back."), as well as the value of friendship, and the strength of the bond between a boy and his dog.


Roadrunner Transportation, Walsh Surfboards.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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