This oh-so memorable diamond of enchanting romanticism was, I'm afraid spoiled by the DVD I'd bought, a Korean import. That's the only reason why I dropped it a star, otherwise it would have got a 6!
The panning shots shuddered and even snow looked odd as it fell. I emailed the seller who was very sympathetic and helpful and immediately sent a replacement, presuming the first to be faulty. I was so disappointed that the second played exactly the same.
We mutually concluded that my sensitivities to such might be more acute than most and I had, at least been re-united after many years with one of my favourite films, though I'd only seen it on TV once, at least 6 years before. Jimmy Stewart's measured but assured manner is both humbling and beguiling and the film's charm is unmatched but not at all treacly.
Though set at Christmas, it really can be enjoyed at any time of year partly because it doesn't cover any religious ground but more importantly, is such a rich, hot-chocolate fudge cake of a treat, it should be available on prescription.
Please, someone..re-release it, properly!