Why it's a Christmas movie -
Yes, most of the movie takes place in January on a boat. Then again in July. And some of the time in between. But it ends on Christmas. How we know this: There is a decorated tree. The words "Merry Christmas" are exchanged. There is a Christmas banquet.
Reasons I love it -
I go through an entire range of emotions watching this: Happiness, bitterness, sadness, frustration, more sadness, discontent, happiness.
Few cringeworthy moments (lets be honest, the songs she makes those kids sing are terrible.)
To me, this is the perfect movie to watch with the lady relatives on Thanksgiving while the guys are playing cards. A great way to usher in the season. Tune in next week for another great movie!