Christmas Story parents guide

Christmas Story

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.

Release date November 16, 2007

Violence B
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use B

Why is Christmas Story rated PG? The MPAA rated Christmas Story PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking.

Run Time: 83 minutes

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Christmas Story
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Christmas Story rated PG? Christmas Story is rated PG by the MPAA for mild thematic elements and brief smoking.

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.

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Christmas Story
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

Christmas Story is directed by Juha Wuolijoki and stars Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Otto Gustavsson, Jonas Rinne .

This movie's original Finnish title was Joulutarina.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Christmas Story movie is November 3, 2009. Here are some details…

Release Date: 3 November 2009

Christmas Story (Originally titled Joulutarina in Finnish) has been released through Anchor Bay Entertainment with a dubbed English language track on 3 November 2009.

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Many filmmakers have told stories about the origins of Santa Claus, like Santa Claus: The Movie and The Santa Clause.