Noelle is a whimsical holiday movie that follows the story of Noelle and her brother Nick Kringle, who are Santa’s children. The movie opens with Nick preparing to take over the role of Santa. The siblings end up embarking on a journey of figuring out who they are and how they fit into the world, and discover the true meaning of Christmas along the way. On the surface, it’s a ‘feel-good’ holiday movie that strikes the balance between serious and humorous moments well, as Disney movies tend to. And with it’s G rating, the movie is extremely tame in matters of violence, language, etc. making it appropriate for all ages. However, for foster and adoptive families, there are definitely some potentially problematic themes, so caregivers may want to use caution or watch the film first before allowing children to view.
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How Is This Relevant To Adoption & Foster Care?
The Kringle family is dealing with the loss of a parent who…
About the Author: Jenn Ehlers
Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
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