This is a prime example of a movie I find hard to review. This movie is practically part of my DNA and while I recognize it as technically a “bad” movie by all conventional standards, it’s pretty much my prototypical example of a great one. I’ve even wavered on a star rating but truth be told, I need to relax the traditional film critic way I view things and realize that any movie that I’ve seen this many times and can practically recite line by line from memory deserves a 5 star rating.
This may be the most morally bankrupt Christmas movie of all time. A) Complain the dad is working despite being the single income for family. B) Then complain that he isn't buying the latest hot toy which equals hate him for not buying your love. C) Forget all that when he bumbles into a situation where he looks like super popular toy and saves the day. Repeat for wife with "hilarious" post credits scene.