I love Michael Keaton (always have), but this is a bad movie. I own it because … I own all of Michael Keaton movies and that is the only reason. It seems there are a lot of Christmas movies where someone dies, or someone is living a life of poor choices and an angel (or snowman) comes from beyond the veil to offer help. I guess I never really thought about that until I starting watching these movies looking for what they might teach us. So, even from a movie that isn’t very good, I was able to find a few things to ponder (a couple might be stolen directly from the script).
1. If you want to stop an army, stop the general.
2. Not handing over your report card as soon as you get home is never a good sign of what’s to come.
3. Sometimes we think that the material things like houses, cars, nice clothes or big paychecks matter more than spending time together with people we care about.
4. Some things only happen once and they’re gone; those are things we need to consider when making about choices about where we spend our time.