Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this holiday special is a merry addition to the popular animated series The Penguins of Madagascar, and most of its content is worry-free for kids. There's some mild language ("shut it," "stupid," and "oh, sugarplums") that you might not want your kids repeating, and the characters' problem-solving tactics are questionable at best (stealing a tree because it's the biggest, for instance), but viewed in the intended humorous light, the special is mostly harmless for older kids. Very young kids might be upset at scenes that show a Santa figure tied up and slapped or hit by a truck, so use your judgment if this kind of material bothers your kids.
Characters slap each other and survive long falls, and a man dressed as Santa is hit by a truck, but all of it is intended to be funny and doesn't lead to injury.
No cursing, but there's some substitute swearing like "oh, sugarplums" -- as well as words like "lame," "stupid," and "shut it" that parents might not want their kids to repeat.
Kids learn that fancy trappings like decorations, games, and music aren't the source of Christmas spirit, which is instead found in making people happy and being with the people you care about. Potty humor includes a scene showing a character blowing a bubble out of a kazoo that he removed from his nose.
This holiday special is part of The Penguins of Madagascar series.
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