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Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas REVIEW!

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

For this review, I decided to forego my usual format and write something else. If you are confused, Amazon accidentally released Maryellen's movie a day early!

Here's my 10 star review of Maryellen's movie!

The newest film from American Girl, Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas, is just like the title of this movie: extraordinary. Maryellen is portrayed awesomely by Alyvia Alyn Lynd (Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors) as a girl who is not afraid to break the mold. Maryellen has side effects from polio when she was younger, so she instantly connects with Benji, the son of one of Maryellen's mom's old co-workers at the World War 2 factory who has polio and is having an operation to help him walk. She then tries to raise money to make the kids at the hospital happy, but then she realizes that her own drawings can put a smile on their faces. I loved this movie because I have diabetes and Asperger's and I also love to give. While the movie played, I thought of the good things I do for the kids at my local hospital. I can relate to Maryellen a lot because of her giving. I didn't like the part when a friend of Maryellen's calls the kids with polio "crippled", but what he does at the end is very nice. (No spoiler!) Please do yourselves a favor and watch this movie with your kids, but explain that IT'S NOT NICE TO CALL PEOPLE CRIPPLED! 10/10 stars!]

As a Thanksgiving gift, I am letting my friends at AGDN count commercials in the Macy's Parade with me! After the parade is over, go to and see how much commercials I got. Here's the printable tally sheet:

Print it as you normally would print out an image.

AMERICAN GIRL TRIVIA: Kaya was conceived as the First American Girl, so it is unlikely to have a Pilgrim American Girl doll.

COMMENT DISCUSSION QUESTION: What's your favorite Thanksgiving food? If you aren't in America, what's your favorite food?

MY ANSWER: I'm in America! My favorite Thanksgiving food is Yukon Gold potatoes.

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