This movie is a little overrated but it is done with a lot of visual flair and it is a nice alternative to the usual Disney musical. There is no princess in this story that needs to satisfy today's feminists and Disney fans who are always watching these kinds of films for flaws. Instead what we basically have is a remake of How the Grinch Stole Christmas done in the Tim Burton style. It gets a little tiresome near the end, as you realize that Jack is a tragic character like Edward Scissorhands: a character that is doomed to remain outside of the world he actually admires. So even the little nods to happier cartoons like Rudolph and How the Grinch Stole Christmas feel a little inappropriate and make you wish you had watched one of those shorter holiday classics.