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Holiday Entertainment from American Girl

American Girl has some family-friendly programming available this holiday season.

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An American Girl Story—Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas

Available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video starting November 25

An American Girl Story—Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas  is based on American Girl’s previously launched BeForever character Maryellen Larkin. The special is set during Christmas in 1955 in Daytona Beach, Florida, where middle child Maryellen longs to stand out amidst the hustle and bustle of her big, busy family. A boisterous and artistic girl, Maryellen’s adventurous spirit is sometimes at odds with the era she’s living in: when conformity was valued above individuality. When Benji, a family friend afflicted with polio comes to stay with them and visit Daytona Beach’s hospital for care, Maryellen is inspired to help the polio patients have the best Christmas ever. With guidance and advice from Maryellen’s wise and sympathetic mother, Maryellen learns the key to helping others is through listening.

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An American Girl: Lea to the Rescue

Airing November 23 on Disney Channel

For a fun holiday night at home, girls can watch An American Girl: Lea to the Rescue , American Girl’s first-ever action-adventure film set to air November 23 on Disney Channel.  In the thrilling sequel to the original book series, Lea must face her fears as she travels deep into the Brazilian rainforest to solve the mystery of her missing brother.  In her quest to find him, she helps save endangered animals and must outwit ruthless animal poachers. 

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An American Girl Story—Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

Now available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video 

Love has to Win centers around 1 0-year-old Melody, who is coming of age in Detroit in 1963. In the film, Melody’s eyes are opened to the racial inequality surrounding her, including the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing. As a result, her belief in the “indivisible” promise of our country’s Pledge of Allegiance comes into question as she challenges her teacher on the validity of this given the horrific tragedy. After an emotional journey of self-reflection, her mother gives her the courage she needs by instilling in her that love brings out the best in everyone; reminding Melody that it’s important to “stand up for what’s right, even when it’s hard or scary.”

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