THE BOSS BABY: CHRISTMAS BONUS is an animated comedy special on Netflix based on THE BOSS BABY series. Tim Templeton tells his children a story about introducing his brother, Ted, the Boss Baby, to the family’s Christmas traditions when they were children. While the Templetons carry out their family traditions on Christmas Eve, the Boss Baby accidentally switches places with one of Santa’s elves and goes to the North Pole. The Boss Baby causes trouble with Santa’s elves but must find his Christmas spirit to save Christmas and get back to his family.
THE BOSS BABY: CHRISTMAS BONUS offers comical fun for families. It also has some pro-family values about celebrating Christmas together and a reference to Christmas miracles. Like previous BOSS BABY movies, the movie special has some funny jokes about private enterprise and economics. For example, Boss Baby grumpily calls Santa a communist and a hippie, but he causes trouble by trying to unionize Santa’s elves. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children because of some scatological humor and the lack of overt Christian references regarding Christmas in THE BOSS BABY: CHRISTMAS BONUS.
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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Moral, pro-family worldview and elements concerning celebrating Christmas together, but with references to Mixed worldview that is pro-family but also celebrates good luck, bad luck and references to the “spirit of Christmas” but associated mostly with Santa and his elves and toys and presents, though there are references to Christmas miracles and being selfless rather than greedy, plus jokes where Boss Baby calls Santa a communist and a hippie, but he causes trouble when he unionizes the elves
No obscenities or profanities, but some bathroom humor, one use of the word “heck,” some name calling, and scatological references to baby diaper, reindeer poop and passing gas
Some cartoon antics, such as a character slaps another character, Santa’s elves go on strike, Santa gets on the naughty list and accidentally hooks a character’s ear with a fishing hook off screen, characters release smoke grenades that put people to sleep
No alcohol use
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drug content;
There is a brief moral of the story about the importance of family, but the Boss Baby never really learns his lesson, and Christmas spirit to him means he gets whatever he wants (this is played for laughs but could confuse some children).
THE BOSS BABY: CHRISTMAS BONUS is an animated comedy special on Netflix where Tim Templeton tells his children a story about introducing his brother, Ted, to the family’s Christmas traditions when they were children, but Ted didn’t accept the Christmas spirit and almost ruined Santa Claus.
In the TV special, Tim is a father and is trying to tell a bedtime story to his children. Although they do not want to fall asleep, he tells them a story about his childhood, and the Templeton family traditions about Christmas
As the Templeton’s approach their first Christmas with the Boss Baby as a member of their family, they are sure to practice all their family traditions. Tim, his mother and his father enjoy the traditions, but the Boss Baby is less than thrilled.
One of the traditions is going to the mall to visit Santa. The Boss Baby is reluctant, but it’s not just because of the little elf costume in which his parents dress him. He tells his older brother, Tim, he used to work with the Santa at the mall, whose name is Ron, at Baby Corps. Despite Boss Baby’s dislike for Ron, Ron insists that his goal is to bring happiness to children around the world.
When Tim isn’t looking, Boss Baby seeks to prank Ron and ruin Christmas but instead is knocked out and falls into one of his bags full of toys. The Boss Baby wakes up in the North Pole while Dongle, one of Santa’s best toy builders, is with Tim. The Boss Baby causes trouble by trying to unionize Santa’s elves. He must find his Christmas spirit to save Christmas for the world and get back to his family.
The animation, voice acting and story in CHRISTMAS BONUS take a step down from the original movies. However, this is still a fun, lighthearted animated comedy for families. It also has some pro-family values about celebrating Christmas together and a reference to Christmas miracles.
Although THE BOSS BABY: CHRISTMAS BONUS is a Christmas special, it has no mention of Jesus, but focuses on Santa and his elves. It also relates the Christmas spirit to Santa’s delivery of toys, instead of Jesus. As we all should know, Jesus is the real reason for celebrating Christmas.
Like previous BOSS BABY movies, the movie special has some funny jokes about economics. For example, Boss Baby grumpily calls Santa a communist and a hippie, but, later, he’s the antagonist who causes big trouble for everyone by unionizing the elves. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children because of some scatological humor and the lack of overt Christian references regarding Christmas spirit in THE BOSS BABY: CHRISTMAS BONUS.
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