Firstly, this movie isn't for everyone and the reviews (critics and audiences) prove that. Also, for those who read the book would probably think this movie is far away from it as possible. Take it from me who's in this specific age group and hasn't read the source material that I actually really enjoyed this movie. It's a feel good movie and whatever the storylines lack of "originality" (because every storyline isn't anything new that you've seen before) it more than makes up for it in everything else. The young actors here all charming, the storylines (while predictable) are comforting and sweet and the production, direction and cinematography were all solid. I'm not saying it's on Home Alone or Elf level in terms of Christmas classics, but it's a worthy addition to the holiday romcom Canon, and definitely a good sight better of anything on the Hallmark channel during the time of the year (no offense to anyone else who enjoys those type of movies).