Box art for Barbie: A Perfect Christmas

Barbie: A Perfect Christmas

anime & animation, children & family

Join Barbie and her sisters in this heartwarming, musical adventure where they discover what truly makes A Perfect Christmas being together!

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common sense

ON for kids age 5
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Violence & scariness
0 out of 5

The Christmas spirit saves this Barbie-marketing musical.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this addition to Barbie's extremely profitable and popular line of direct-to-DVD movies comes with a sweet moral about the true meaning of the holiday season instead of just being another excuse to trumpet the latest Barbie merchandise. Of course, there are a lot of Perfect Christmas products available just in time for the holidays, but the actual movie focuses on the relationship between the four sisters and how Christmas is more about giving than receiving -- not a bad lesson for kids to learn when it comes to Barbies.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's messages about the holiday season. Should kids be focused on themselves or on others? Kids: Why is it important to give and not just receive?
  • In this movie, the four sisters each have a special wish for Christmas. It doesn't necessarily come true exactly as they planned, but they still have a wonderful experience. How is this applicable to real life? Are there times when things don't happen as we imagined but everything still works out?
  • Even though this is a "Christmas movie," it's also made to make kids interested in Barbie products. Find out how to deal with consumerist messages in movies and TV shows.