Rating: -- PG
What it's about: -- Santa's bitter, resentful older brother goes home for the holidays to help out at the North Pole, and work through some personal issues.
The Kid Attractor Factor: -- A fanciful version of the North Pole, slapstick and a PG-rated Vince Vaughn.
Good lessons/bad lessons: -- Holding a sibling responsible for being "mom's favorite" isn't really fair. Violence: Snowball fighting.
Language: -- Astonishingly clean.
Sex: -- Suggestions of co-habitation.
Drugs: -- Not even eggnog.
Parents' advisory: -- A family-friendly, funny, big-budget, over-the-top Christmas comedy.
Christmas in Wonderland
Rating: -- PG
What it's about: -- Kids stumble across counterfeit cash and proceed to blow it in the largest mall in North America.
The Kid Attractor Factor: -- Kids shopping, fending off crooks, believing in Santa.
Good lessons/bad lessons: -- Christmas is all about shopping sprees, Santa's "just some drunk they hired from the unemployment office," many others.
Violence: -- Pratfalls involving fish and Chris Kattan.
Language: -- Characters refer to being in h-e-double-hockey-sticks, but maybe that was the actors improvising.
Sex: -- A hormonal teen ogles other hormonal teens in bikinis. Suggestions of Patrick Swayze cross-dressing. Again.
Drugs: -- Liquor jokes, beer is consumed, Santa hits a bar.
Parents' advisory: -- Plenty of mildly unsettling bad messages fill this empty-headed holiday farce.