One thing that really pissed me off about the movie was that it tried to recreate little bits of scenes found in the original. To me that's like tracing art. I cringed every time they brought back original dialogue or tried to re-do scenes in some sort of updated fashion. There's a new gift from Aunt Clara that's just horrible but this time it goes to Randy. Wow! Original! The only points the movie gets IS for the furry factor. The open-faced reindeer suit was incredibly cute. Just like the pink bunny suit...DO WANT! Yeah yeah. I'm a furfag.
An interesting note about the movie was that it was produced and directed by Brian Levant who brought us some other wonderful "masterpieces" such as "Jingle All the Way," "Problem Child 2 & 3," and "Beethoven." It should also be noted that he also directed episodes of "Happy Days." His tenure started with the (in)famous episodes of Fonzie in Hollywood which gave us the phrase "jumping the shark" which refers to any t.v. show which has outlived is relevance and has resorted to absurdity to try to keep viewers i.e. the creativity bank has been overdrawn.