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FAMILY CHRISTMAS MOVIES AND MADE FOR TV MOVIES

BARBIE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2008) (V)
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Directed By:
William Lau

Not Rated
Genre: Horror/Fantasy/Comedy
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Cartoon Violence
Also Known As:
Barbie in a Christmas Carol (original title)

THE PLOT:

When Kelly starts hating Christmas because Barbie and their parents break with tradition and attend a charity fund raiser for the poor, Barbie sets Kelly straight about the true meaning of Christmas.

Barbie tells Kelly about a miserly young star who hates Christmas and who gets the chance to chance when her dead Aunt visits and tells her that she was wrong. That she was wrong when she said "In a selfish world only the selfish get what they want." She's visited by three female spirits who try to show her the error of her ways.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Another charming Barbie movies the girls will love, the guys won't like this one has much. And true fans of the classic Christmas Carol may not like the re-writes Barbie makes for her telling of the story but I enjoyed it. My only complaint is what's wrong with the word ghost. In this version they were the spirit of Christmas whatever instead of ghost of Christmas whatever. They think kids would be scared of the word ghost but not spirit? 9 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

True what Zedd said, but it was beautifully animated, the cast does a great job with the voice over, there was real heart and emotions. I don't think I've seen a version of this story I hated yet. And this is no exception, I like this version and many will as well. 10 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ GIRLS WILL LOVE IT (A great Christmas movie for the girls in the house.)
+ ANIMATION (Perfect animation.)
+ CAST (The voice over cast does a great job.)
+ EMOTIONS (Real heart and emotion.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- BOYS (Boys may not be so crazy about this one.)
- GHOST (What was wrong with the word ghost?)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (Hardcore fans of the classic version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL may not like this re-telling.)

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