A parents' guide to select new movies:
'A Christmas Carol'
Rating: PG for scary sequences and images.
What it's about: A bitter old miser learns to give his cash and himself to others after ghosts show him the consequences of his stinginess.
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The Kid Attractor Factor: Animation (motion-capture), a few gags and some spooky ghosts.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Charity changes you and how others look at you — for the better.
Violence: A couple of deaths, some scary corpses and spirits.
Sex: Not in this Dickens, oh no.
Drugs and alcohol: Wine and beer are served.
Parents' advisory: Not the warmest or funniest Christmas Carol, but a great introduction to the story for small children.
Roger Moore The Orlando Sentinel