Christmas Caper

2007 PG 1h 28m DVD

Christmas Caper

2007 PG 1h 28m DVD
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A botched heist sends professional thief Cate (Shannen Doherty) into hiding in her tiny hometown. When Cate's sister, Savannah (Sonya Salomaa), is stranded on vacation due to bad weather, she asks Cate to watch her kids until she returns. Cate reluctantly agrees, planning to work out a new scheme in the meantime. But in a cozy suburban safe house, with a niece and nephew to care for and Christmas approaching, Cate finds her priorities shifting.
Shannen Doherty, Ty Olsson, Conrad Coates, Stefanie von Pfetten, Sonya Salomaa, Natasha Calis, Reg Tupper, Tara Wilson
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the main character in this made-for-TV movie is a professional thief who's hiding out from the cops after her latest crime goes awry. She's hardly a positive role model for the niece and nephew left in her charge, encouraging the tween boy's pranks and even giving him lessons in the finer points of theft. Some scenes show her breaking into homes and stealing jewelry and high-priced Christmas presents. Despite her eventual change of heart and willingness to take responsibility for her actions, her cop boyfriend swings a community service sentence rather than hard time, which may give tweens and teens an inaccurate impression of the real-life consequences of crime.

Sexual Content

A budding romantic relationship between adult characters includes some mild flirting and one brief kiss.


Not applicable


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The main character is a professional thief and, for most of the movie, a pretty lousy role model for her niece and nephew. She applauds a tween boy's mischievous behavior, laughing off his various pranks and teaching him the basics of stealing, among other things. But she later experiences a change of heart and takes responsibility for her illegal actions (though since her cop boyfriend swings a sweet community service deal, she doesn't have to face realistic consequences for her crimes).


Not applicable

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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