If your kids are a fan of the original Christmas Story, you know they will be asking to see this long-awaited sequel. But can they? What is the true age rating of A Christmas Story Christmas? Can your kids watch this one? We’re coving the 7 big things parents need to know about the age rating for A Christmas Story Christmas in this parents guide.
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About A Christmas Story Christmas
From Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max comes the family comedy “A Christmas Story Christmas,” the long-awaited follow-up to annual holiday favorite, “A Christmas Story.”
This time, Ralphie is all grown up and must deal with Christmas and all that comes with it…as a dad.
Peter Billingsley returns to the role that has made kids of all ages anticipate Christmas morning like no other.
Age Rating of A Christmas Story Christmas: Parents Guide (7 Big Things)
Ralphie’s back! After 39 years, we’re finally getting a sequel to the story.
Can your kids watch this one? What is the age rating of A Christmas Story Christmas?
This parent’s guide will help you decide if your family can handle the seven big issues with movies and shows: mature topics, gore, violence, language, sex, romance, and nudity. We’ll also give the age rating and age-appropriate recommendations.
There are swears in this one!
Your kids will hear:
- son of a b!tch
- dumb @ss
- Oh my g-d
Age Rating of A Christmas Story Christmas: Is It Safe For Kids When It Comes To Sex, Romance, and Nudity?
There is no sex or nudity in A Christmas Story Christmas.
A child looks at an underwear catalog.
Violence and Gore: Is A Christmas Story Christmas Too Scary For Kids Under 8?
There are some perilous situations and moments, but no gore in A Christmas Story Christmas.
Kids (and adults!) are seen being bullied, much like in the first film.
Characters are seen falling down from heights, breaking limbs, and ending up in the hospital to be cared for.
There are also sledding accidents and car accidents.
Is A Christmas Story Christmas Ok For Kids: Mature Topics
Characters drink alcohol and are intoxicated.
The story revolves around the loss of a parent and brings some emotional moments around the grief.
An important note: this movie is set in the 70s, so there is very 70s behavior going on throughout the film.
Age Rating: What Ages Can Really Watch This One?
Parents Guide: Is A Christmas Story Christmas Appropriate For Kids Under 8?
If your family has seen and loved the first one, we think this sequel will also bring you joy.
As long as the language doesn’t bother you, kids as young as 8 should be ok watching A Christmas Story Christmas.
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Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.