Not surprisingly, my kids are big Curious George fans. When we were asked to host a Curious George party to celebrate the launch of his new movie, I didn’t have to think twice. I had hope to incorporate the party into Bug’s birthday celebration, but our party goods arrived too late. Instead, the kids and I had a smaller version with and had just as much fun.
Our party kit had lots of fun goodies in it, but the kids were most excited about the microwave popcorn. So, we popped in our screening copy of Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas and munched on popcorn together.
A Very Monkey Christmas is a cute move. George and the Man in the Yellow hat are preparing for Christmas, but each is having a hard time figuring out what the other one wants as a gift. Throughout their journey, they have adventures with different friends. I liked the emphasis on giving over receiving, but still felt that there was too much focus on the physical gifts. It’s a small complaint, but it’s one worth mentioning. My kids both enjoy this movie and have watched it several times since it arrived.
For fans of Curious George, A Very Monkey Christmas is a good buy. Just don’t expect it to be chock-full of positive Christmas messages about generosity of spirit and the like. There are some nice messages in there, but it’s more about the fun aspects of the holiday. Still, it’s a keeper.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas is an animated film. It runs 58 minutes.
Disclosure: I received a preview copy of Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas to review, as well as a full copy to give away. There was no promise of a positive review and the opinions contained in this post are mine.