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DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW

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DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW is a comical Christmas fantasy on Disney Plus. Eddie is a crisis counselor who hates Christmas due to childhood trauma. Eddie is recently separated from his wife, who insists Eddie spend Christmas with their 9-year-old daughter, Charlotte. Their evening is interrupted by a man claiming to be Santa. Eddie thinks the man needs serious mental help and kicks into work mode. Santa agrees to Eddie’s offer to have him evaluated, only be-cause Santa is being pursued by bad guys on orders from a corrupt government official. Can Charlotte convince her cynical dad to help Santa Claus in time?

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW is a fun-loving Christmas movie about having faith and trust, and about the importance of family. Ludracris and Madison Skye Validum deliver excellent performances as Eddie and Charlotte. Lil Rel Howery gives a believable, entertaining portrayal of Santa Claus. The music and dance make the movie fun. However, DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW has an out-of-place politically correct moment, plus some action violence, dysfunc-tional family elements and light potty humor. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

Content:

(BB, C, FR, PC, RH, VV, A, M)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview stresses the importance of faith, trust, courage, and family (though the faith is aimed mostly in faith in Santa, it points to belief in what cannot be seen and to putting faith and trust in others, which is necessary for a healthy family life), and in-cludes one scene with carolers singing “Come, Let Us Adore Him,” but there’s a politically cor-rect moment where the main character says Santa was always black, but the history books changed it

Foul Language:
No obscenities or profanities, but there is some potty humor, insults like “shut up” and “jerk”, and a few inappropriate lyrics in a song where Santa dances

Violence:
Main character has to talk a man down from a high place, Santa hits bad guys, reindeers beat up bad guys, Santa jumps out of two moving vans, a few characters fall (slapstick)

Sex:
No sex scenes or sexual immorality (a married couple kisses)

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
Wife offers husband a martini with peppermint drink

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Dysfunctional family drama, bad guys lie, and Santa Claus says he has to get back to the North Pole in time for morning yoga.

More Detail:

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW is a comical Christmas fantasy on Disney+ about a recently separated married crisis counselor who must overcome his hatred for Christmas and save Santa Claus, in order to regain faith and trust to reconnect with his family. DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW is a fun-loving, well-acted Christmas holiday movie about having faith and trust, and about the importance of family, but it’s marred by brief politically correct content, action violence, a scene where the hero must save a man trying to hurt himself, dysfunctional family drama, and mild potty humor.

The movie opens with a compassionate crisis counselor, Eddie Garrick, who saves a man about to seriously harm himself. Eddie works for the Atlanta Police Department. He is recently sepa-rated. His estranged wife insists he celebrates Christmas with his nine-year-old daughter, Char-lotte. He loves his daughter. The only problem is, he hates Christmas because his parents di-vorced on Christmas when he was a child. He has blamed Christmas and Santa ever since.

Charlotte is eager to convince her dad that Christmas is wonderful. Skeptical, but tolerant, Eddie decides to make the best of it. Before Eddie has Christmas dinner with Charlotte, he must feed his neighbor’s cat. Eddie is interrupted at his neighbor’s home by a man hanging down from the inside of the chimney who claims to be Santa Claus. Believing the man to be deranged and in need of serious mental help, Eddie commits to take him in for an evaluation. Charlotte insists on going along for the ride.

At the same time a crooked politician, Governor Harf, sends out thugs, dressed as Christmas car-olers, to steal for him. Things become more complicated when the Governor’s henchmen chase Eddie, Charlotte and Santa across the city. Santa recognizes the thugs and decides to jump out of a moving van. Eddie and Charlotte chase after him. Santa meanders into a party with a large group of people in Santa costumes. He takes the stage. Charlotte enjoys the spotlight as she dances away with the singing Santa. She forces her reluctant dad to join in on the fun. Santa spots the bad guys and flees the scene. Eddie and Charlotte follow.

Santa and his friends are saved by a family of Santa fans who rescue them with their Santa find-ing high tech van. Santa jumps from that van as well. He runs to find his helpers. Santa must find a way to retrieve his reindeer and get back on schedule so that two billion children will have Christmas gifts. His reindeer caller is broken, because Eddie doesn’t believe. Eddie is fed up. He calls the police and has Santa arrested. Charlotte believes in Santa. She pleads with her dad to help him. Eddie finally comes to believe, but he already hand delivered Santa into the hands of his enemies. Is it too late to save Santa?

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW is a fun-loving Christmas movie about having faith and trust, and about the importance of family. Ludracris (Eddie) and Madison Skye Validum (Char-lotte) give excellent performances. Lil Rel Howery gives a believable, entertaining portrayal of Santa Claus. The music and dance make the movie extra fun. The movie has a strong moral worldview promoting family, trust and helping others in need, with light Christian elements.

However, DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW has some out-of-place politically correct content, along with some action violence, dysfunctional family drama, rude insults, some potty humor. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.