Earlier this month, Disney released a new animated film, “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever” on Disney+ around the world.  The film is the third animated movie based on Jeff Kinney’s wildly successful book series, and this film is based on a book that came out ten years ago called “Cabin Fever”.

The film tells the story Greg Heffley, who is finding this time of the year to be stressful after accidentally damaging a snowplough while making a snowman with best friend Rowley Jefferson, Greg worries he won’t get the new video game console he so desperately wants for Christmas. To make matters worse, he gets snowed in with his family, including his grumpy older brother Rodrick and annoying younger brother Manny.

Following the film’s release, many concerned parents, family members and friends have been taking to social media to advise caution over watching the film because it may ruin the magic of Santa Claus.

There have been tens of thousands of posts and comments across social media over the weekend, with a school in Northern Ireland even sending out an email to parents warning them about the film.  This has resulted in many parents now actively avoiding watching the film because they believe that the movie ruins the magic of Santa and are demanding that Disney either removes the film, edits the scene out of it or makes the film possible to be blocked.

The main issue with the film is that Greg has been asking for the latest video game console for Christmas and is trying to stay off the naughty list so Santa will bring it. 

However, at one point in the film, Greg is sent by his mother to the cupboard to get some wrapping paper and Greg discovers the latest video game console hidden at the back of the cupboard, so he knows he’s getting it for Christmas. 

Then, on Christmas Eve, because the power has been out and they have had a tough few days, Greg’s mum lets the kids open a single present from under the tree early, and when Greg reaches for it, his mum suggests he doesn’t open that one until the powers back on.

It’s important to note, that at no point in the film is it mentioned that the present is from Santa, and the fact it’s under the Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve, shows that the present was there before Santa arrived and thus showing that the games console is from the parents. 

Also, Greg actually ends up donating the console to another family who needs it more.  So, there is an excellent Christmas-giving moral story for youngsters.

Unfortunately, the actual plot of the story has been slightly twisted online and gotten people upset over something that doesn’t actually happen in the film.   

However, if you’re worried about potentially spoiling the Christmas magic, you might want to hold off just in case or check the film out before you let your younger children, who still believe, watch it. 

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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