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This is a hip, likable spin on the seasonal icon told with a deft mixture of comedy and sentimentality.
The movie steers a shrewd course between bracing cynicism and old-fashioned make-believe.
Home Improvement fans will find plenty of laughs and may even consent to going to this movie with their little brothers and sisters.
Kids of most ages will be able to follow -- and enjoy -- this comic fantasy.
Despite its charms, the movie didn't push over the top into true inspiration.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Balances the sugar with the spice, which Allen sprinkles on just right.
This is what happens when someone takes what might have been a moderately- entertaining television Christmas special and tries to adapt it for the big screen.
| Original Score: 2/4