i purchased this dvd because, like many other's, i enjoy t. kinkade's work. and, was curious to get a little insight to his story. i found amazon's description and review to be informative and entirely accurate. which is why i found some of the negative product reviews to be, shall we say, interesting. if you live in a bubble, don't want to deal with the real world, don't read a newspaper or watch tv, then this, or any other dvd, is not for you. the time of year these events take place is coincidental to the story. as for me, i liked it. i see considerably more disquieting things every night on the 6 o'clock news. this movie shows moments of kindness, compassion, family loyality, tenderness and generosity of spirit. i enjoy santa and rudolph as much as anyone and enjoyed the kinkade story as well.