Growing up in the late 80's/ early 90's, this was the film I always waited for to come around at Christmas. This is one of those films like "It's a wonderful life" that should be around every Christmas. Make no mistake - this film as the title suggests is entirely aimed at children, but is entertaining enough for adults to watch with them. I retain a corre which still loves classic disneys so I still love this film. It seems to wrap up much of the magic of Christmas in a mere 90 mins or so. Most of the acting is perfect for the film (for serious films it would be a little melodramatic), the guy from "third rock to the sun" being a great villian with evil laughs and a view to spoil Christmas. The two Clauses are also well acted, and Dudley Moore is good as Patch, an elf upon whom much of the story revolves around. All in all, if you don't buy this video, make sure you sit down and watch it while its on tv.