Pete's Christmas

2013 PG 1h 26m DVD

Pete's Christmas

2013 PG 1h 26m DVD
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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.
Zachary Gordon, Bailee Madison, Molly Parker, Bruce Dern
Nisha Ganatra
Widescreen 1.78:1
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 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

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 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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