A thrilling Jim Carrey fest in magical 3D, Disney's A Christmas Carol is a fantastic movie with a few flaws here and there. But what parents need to know, is that the movie contains scenes that could be extremely frightening for young children. The fact that the movie is not for 2-5 year-olds is fine. The story was not written for preschoolers, and families with kids ages 8 and up will probably thoroughly enjoy it (it all depends on kids' level of tolerance for scary ghost scenes). If you want to know more about the movie before taking the kiddos, check out a review for parents of Disney's A Christmas Carol, and you can see movie trailers and clips from the movie which feature a couple of the scary scenes.
If Disney's A Christmas Carol is too much for your child, there are some other options for young kids to get in on the Christmas Carol fun. Several kids' versions of A Christmas Carol have been released over the years. This year, Dora came out with her own version of the classic story. In Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure, Swiper the Fox travels to Christmas past, present and future and gets a chance to mend his thieving ways. Last year, Barbie in A Christmas Carol was released, enchanting little girls with the story of a beautiful young woman who has a big lesson to learn about being charitable. Our personal favorite is Disney's other attempt at retelling the timeless Dickens story -- Mickey's A Christmas Carol. Mickey never goes out of style, and he is a wonderfully charming actor.
Disney's A Christmas Carol was number one at the box office over the weekend. Did your family see the movie? What did you think?
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