the best christmas film of all-time; unless you count die hard as a christmas film which i sometimes do just to throw people off when they ask about my favorite christmas film. it’s a top 25 film for me, regardless of genre. this film is just so on the money. the tone is perfect and every detail is spot on. the family is dysfunctional, but in that perfectly familiar and normal way; the look is great and perfectly matches the time period; there are endless “classic” moments; and it’s one of those movies that really is for all ages. pretty decent commentary track.