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Overall A-

Christmas Story is about a young orphan who grows up to become the legendary Saint Nicholas. This Finnish film, produced in 2007, has now been dubbed into English so North American audiences may also enjoy the holiday movie.

Violence B
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking.

Why is Christmas Story rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Christmas Story is rated PG for for mild thematic elements and brief smoking.

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This Laplander tale about the child who will eventually become the legendary Saint Nick includes the tragic death of the young boy’s parents and baby sister. Although their death is not seen, the child is told his family members fell through the ice and were drowned. A mean-spirited man suggests drowning a child, physically cuffs a youngster and forces him to do manual labor. A small girl is lost during a snowstorm and feared dead. A man is knocked over while trying to train reindeer to pull a sleigh. Smoking is depicted.

Christmas Story
Canadian Movie Ratings
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British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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