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.
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!"
Family love and unity is stressed throughout the movie, with nods to the importance of spending time together and enjoying each other's company.
Drugs / Tobacco /