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A Christmas Mystery

PG 2022 1h 40m Kids & Family Holiday Comedy Drama Fantasy Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for A Christmas Mystery: Trailer 1 List
Reviews 71% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
One-hundred years ago, a strip of Santa's magical jingle bells were discovered by a young boy in Pleasant Bay, Oregon, bringing about a century of prosperity and peace for the small town. Now, just days before Christmas, the bells -- the lifeblood of the town -- are missing, and it's up to a group of intrepid kids to solve the case, find the bells and restore the Christmas magic to Pleasant Bay and its citizens. Read More Read Less
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Barbara Shulgasser Common Sense Media A Christmas Mystery is a solid, kid-centric holiday movie that empowers children with examples set by Violet, Kenny, Maddie, and Harrison. Rated: 3/5 Dec 7, 2022 Full Review Liz Kocan Decider A sweet little movie. Dec 6, 2022 Full Review Rachel Wagner Hallmarkies Podcast The whole family will love this film Rated: 4/5 Dec 5, 2022 Full Review Ricky Valero Ready Steady Cut It’s an overly predictable kids’ mystery movie that relies heavily on Violet to carry the film on her back, which she does. It’s innocent fun. Rated: 3/5 Nov 24, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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christopher c. m It's a Christmas "Nancy Drew" of the 21st Century. With a pretty good mystery, for kids. Not so much for adults. It has some mild character issues, but as a whole... If you are a Nancy Drew fan, you'll like this one. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Great little Christmas film, pegged the thief in the first 20 minutes, but this kept our attention from beginning to end, it’s great for the whole family, definitely a fun watch. Merry Christmas! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/23/22 Full Review Joshua L AWESOME!!! All the plot twists Remind me of Enola Homes 2 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/11/22 Full Review Audience Member A pretty fun unique Christmas story that younger audiences will love. I thought the first half of this was great. It tells a pretty cool tale about the magic of these Christmas bells that were left a kid 100 years earlier. They are put in a museum but end up getting stolen. So it's a Christmas mystery movie which I thought was pretty cool. During the 2nd and 3rd acts of the movie it loses the Christmas vibe and it just feels like a children's mystery movie. Overall, I thought it was fun. The child actors were good and there was some good humor. I just thought it fell into mediocrity. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review YVONNE d Super cute and entertaining for the whole family. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/04/22 Full Review Mickey M This is a good old Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys story for this old timer. The characters are sympathetic and the dictum to not judge too quickly is drilled into the viewer. I liked the strong male leads and the smart-as-a-whip girl detective. The protagonist could have been hidden a little better and maybe they could have waited a touch longer to reveal false leads. The biggest mark down for this movie was making an idol of sleigh bells which takes one's eyes off of the reason for the season. Santa Claus is a pleasant Christmas tradition, but ground it to the truth & the light, Jesus Christ. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/02/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis One-hundred years ago, a strip of Santa's magical jingle bells were discovered by a young boy in Pleasant Bay, Oregon, bringing about a century of prosperity and peace for the small town. Now, just days before Christmas, the bells -- the lifeblood of the town -- are missing, and it's up to a group of intrepid kids to solve the case, find the bells and restore the Christmas magic to Pleasant Bay and its citizens.
Director
Alex Ranarivelo
Producer
Ali Afshar, Ava Rettke, Daniel Aspromonte
Screenwriter
John Ducey
Production Co
ESX Entertainment
Rating
PG (Mild Thematic Material)
Genre
Kids & Family, Holiday, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 24, 2022
Runtime
1h 40m
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