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Barbie in A Christmas Carol

Barbie in A Christmas Carol
Barbie in A Christmas Carol
Barbie in A Christmas Carol
  • NR
  • 1h 16m
  • 2008
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Barbie™ in A Christmas Carol is a heart-warming adaptation of the classic Dickens story filled with cherished Christmas carols, fabulous fashions and lots of laughs! The tale stars Barbie™ as Eden Starling™ the glamorous singing diva of a theatre in Victorian London. Along with her snooty cat, Chuzzlewit, Eden selfishly plans to make all the theatre performers stay and rehearse on Christmas Day! Not even Eden’s costume designer and childhood friend, Catherine can talk Eden out of her self-centered tantrum. It’s up to three very unusual Christmas Spirits to take Eden on a fantastical holiday journey that will open her heart to the spirit of the season and the joy of giving. Barbie™ in A Christmas Carol is a family favorite to enjoy every holiday season!
© 2008 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Less authentic take; also less to scare younger kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this animated DVD is based on the classic Charles Dickens tale and, unlike most Barbie movies, features an unlikable main character. Exactly like most Barbie movies, that character learns predictable lessons about selfishness and caring. Though not period-appropriate for Victorian England, a close biracial friendship is depicted. Ghosts play a part in the story, but not in a way that would scare even young children (one looks like a Valley girl, another Ethel Merman, and the third looks like a queen). There is virtually no discussion of the religious aspect of the holiday.

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Additional Info

  • Release Date:November 4, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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