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      Barbie in A Christmas Carol

      2008 1h 16m Kids & Family Holiday Fantasy Animation List
      Reviews 68% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Barbie tells Kelly about a glamorous diva, named Eden, who wanted her employees to work on Christmas Day, until she was visited by three spirits. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Rachel Wagner Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) I think it makes some interesting choices that were kind of cool and different. Rated: 6/10 Feb 15, 2019 Full Review Nancy Davis Kho Common Sense Media Less authentic take; also less to scare younger kids. Rated: 3/5 Sep 30, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member One of the best a Christmas Carol Adaptions Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/21/24 Full Review matthias s "Barbie in a Christmas Carol" swings between a yuletide hit and a disappointing snowball of missed opportunities. The animation's clunkiness is as distracting as a rogue tinsel strand, and the British accents—well, they're as awkward as an out-of-tune carol singer. Mattel might have skimped on the production budget, evident in the less-than-polished pet animations (Chuzzlewit the cat, oh my!). But amidst these flaws, the enchanting Christmas melodies sprinkle some genuine magic, wrapping you in the holiday spirit. However, the borrowed storyline from Dickens' classic feels more like a regifted present—familiar but lacking surprise. Even with a charming tale, Barbie's character fails to win hearts, leaving the festive cheer hanging like mistletoe without a kiss. Ultimately, it's a middling sleigh ride through the snowy lanes of entertainment. Enjoyable, yes, but mostly for unintentional giggles and cringeworthy moments, especially that toe-curling finale with the ghostly trio's carol rendition. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/06/23 Full Review Chynna B I loved how the film explained why the protagonist was the way she was. The film was very entertaining. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/21/23 Full Review Meydiana R I actually thought it was quite good I know I'm going out on a limb in saying I like this movie, as wherever I go there is always someone who looks down on the Barbie movies with scorn. Although I am not the main target audience(I'm 20) and although none are among the best movies in the world, I do get some pleasure out of them, especially Nutcracker, especially for the music and the characters. Barbie in A Christmas Carol is not one of my favourites in the franchise, but I did like that it had its heart in the right place and it is a nice movie to me. The dialogue is on the corny side, I did find the Ghost of Christmas Past annoying and the animation is not as good as that of Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Diamond Castle, having moments that are either too flat in colour or over-saturated, even then there are some nice moments still. What tempted me in the first place in seeing this movie was not just that it was Barbie, but also what they would do with such a great story that has been told so many times and of course the colourful cover. Surprisingly the story is told very nicely, parts are toned down a little to make potentially scary parts like The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come but considering the target audience this was appropriate, and the storytelling overall maintained the story's heart and sentiment with a heart-warming ending and not too much of an overly-sentimental air. Again, not one of the best adaptations of the story, but a long way from the worst. The music is sprightly and really puts you in a mood for the festive season, and the characters are great on the whole, although I liked the change of pace for Barbie from brave, strong-minded and resourceful to the less idealistic values of selfish to sympathetic my favourite character was Chuzzlewit, who is so funny in his clumsiness and adorable. The voice acting is good, Kelly Sheridan is such a talented voice actress to me, from Nutcracker she showed great promise and is getting better and better every time I hear her. Overall, quite good in my opinion. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/27/23 Full Review AshleyGwyneth L It teaches a very great lesson. This is a very recommendable movie, especially for kids. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Eu gostaria de dizer que achei linda a barbai e o filme é muito bom! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Barbie tells Kelly about a glamorous diva, named Eden, who wanted her employees to work on Christmas Day, until she was visited by three spirits.
      Director
      William Lau
      Producer
      Anita Lee
      Screenwriter
      Elise Allen
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Holiday, Fantasy, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 8, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 16m
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