A 14-year-old boy named Pete had the worst Christmas Day ever and wakes up to find he must repeat the day again and again until he gets it right. Determined to end his cycle of misery, Pete engineers some holiday cheer for his family's benefit.
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- Nisha Ganatra
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PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Pete's Christmas is a gentle movie about a teen who repeats Christmas day until he learns lessons about love and kindness. This movie is squeaky-clean enough for every member of the family, and, since it includes characters ranging in age from grade schoolers to a grandpa, it has someone for viewers of various ages to relate to. Pete and the girl next-door flirt, and he tries to win her attention in respectful, friendly ways, such as learning her favorite Christmas carol on his guitar. Family members are kind and loving toward each other, though Pete and his older teen brother occasionally trade insults ("Dork!"). The only scene that will make parents wince is one in which teen boys play football and crash into each other thunderously; everything else is suitable for whole-family viewing, particularly during winter holiday vacations.
- Sexual Content
- The pretty girl next-door is Pete's love interest, and they make friends and flirt.
- Pete has snowball fights, and teens play football without helmets.
- No cursing, but a few insults: "You dork!"
- Social Behavior
- Family love and unity is stressed throughout the movie, with nods to the importance of spending time together and enjoying each other's company.
- Not applicable
- 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