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Operation Christmas Drop | 2020 | TV-G | – 2.1.1

content-ratingsWhy is “Operation Christmas Drop” rated TV-G? The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board rating indicates that “this program is suitable for all ages.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a couple of kissing scenes, some flirting, a few dancing scenes and cleavage revealing outfits, the threat of a typhoon, discussions of damage caused to islands by a typhoon, several arguments, and some mild language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


When an ambitious congressional aide (Kat Graham) travels to Anderson Air Force Base to record information that will lead to its closure, she is surprised by the Air Force Captain (Alexander Ludwing) who shows her the importance of the base’s longtime humanitarian mission. Also with Virginia Madsen, Bruce Best, Janet Kidder, Jeffrey Joseph, Bethany Brown, Trezzo Mahoro and Rohan Campbell. Directed by Martin Wood. A few phrases in a South Pacific island dialect are not translated. [Running Time: 1:35]

Operation Christmas Drop SEX/NUDITY 2

 – A man and a woman almost kiss while dancing closely to slow music; they are interrupted, and in another scene they embrace and kiss for several seconds. A man and a woman hug briefly.
 One scene shows a woman writhing in a dance for a few seconds as people stare at her and she stops.
 A woman looks at a newspaper photo of a man wearing fatigues and calls him “eye candy.” A man and a woman flirt by smiling and giggling slightly.
 A few scenes feature men shirtless and a few women wear dresses revealing slight cleavage. We see a shirtless man (his bare chest, abdomen and back are shown) and a woman wearing a bikini (we can see the woman’s bare legs to the hips and a little cleavage). Shirtless men wear short pleated skirts as they wave torches to music. Scenes include a few women wearing tube tops and wraparound bra tops (slight cleavage shows) and floor-length grass skirts as they dance slowly. A woman wears a body-hugging tank top and slight cleavage shows at the neckline.


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Operation Christmas Drop VIOLENCE/GORE 1

 – A woman steals a jeep and leaves a colleague stranded on a beach; he runs back to headquarters, sweating heavily and panting.
 We hear that a typhoon knocked out all the power to Pacific islands, burning out generators, interrupting the internet, and closing down schools. We hear that a typhoon is approaching islands and we see images of palm trees bending and waving in loud whistling winds; a few hours later, the typhoon passes over.
 A woman says her mother died three years ago and she can no longer enjoy Christmas. A man and a woman argue briefly in five scenes, two women argue briefly three times, two men argue briefly, and a man and a woman argue for a few seconds over FaceTime. A woman sobs briefly in one scene. People cheer loudly in a couple of scenes.
 Military members and civilians ride in the back of two huge cargo planes and when the ramps open in the air, we hear wind whistling as the people push heavy cartons filled with supplies with parachutes attached out onto islands and into the sea.


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Operation Christmas Drop LANGUAGE 1

 – 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (cowboys, bean-counter, brainiac, pencil pusher, condescending, Major Eye Candy), exclamations (shut-up, heck, wow, whoo, man, shoot). | profanity glossary |


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Operation Christmas Drop SUBSTANCE USE

 – A woman pours three glasses of wine that she and a man and another woman all sip from, a man at a bar orders a “cranberry and soda” and takes a sip from it, and many men and women at a party hold glasses of wine and alcoholic beverages (no one is shown drinking). A man says that the USAF drops medicines off to over 50 South Pacific islands every December.


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Operation Christmas Drop DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Humanitarian missions, military base closures and budget cuts, speaking truth to power, ambition, women leaders, workaholism, conflict, reconciliation, typhoons, remote island life, disappointments, success, volunteering, meaningful gifts, kindness, relationships, interracial couples, diversity, family, working together.

Operation Christmas Drop MESSAGE

 – The noblest thing you can do is to find a need and fill it.

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