Maryellen’s Christmas short film was released today on Amazon (free for those with Amazon Prime) and follows on the heels of Melody’s short film which was released last month.
We watched the film in two sittings during Thanksgiving, to the chagrin of Mr. Jen who was trying to watch the Detroit Lions’ game. Sorry, but holidays and American Girl just go together so well!
I thought the movie reflected the charm of Maryellen’s personality as shown in the books by Valerie Tripp… only one terrific character is missing, and that is Scooter! The movie more heavily develops the polio/Jonas Salk storyline. Davey Fenstermacher, Maryellen’s best neighborhood friend who happens to be a boy, is a major character in the movie, which is a refreshing change of pace for AG films.
Those who sew or enjoy vintage fashions will want to see the movie. A number of the American Girl Maryellen outfits are shown, including the meet outfit, school outfit, pajamas and cherries play outfit. Other dresses, which aren’t part of her collection, are great candidates to show up on Etsy.
The movie is appropriate for all ages… and a fun choice if you have family staying with you this weekend.
Now if only my Christmas catalog would arrive!