It seems that you either love Vince Vaughn as an actor or can't stand him as an actor. I can understand why many people don't like his style. His movies with me have been truly hit and miss. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by this film. I for one did get caught up in the heartfelt moments at the end of it while a stirring rendition of Silent Night rings through the air. It gave me chills. Although the plot is relatively worn and full of holes, the overall message of the film makes it worth a watch in my eyes. In reality, I spent $5 at Wal-Mart and added it to my Christmas movie collection. I watch it at least once a year.
Parent's Note: There is some crude humor and sibling rivalry. Profanity and sexuality are kept to a minimum. I think this one is safe for most kids and pretty true to its rating.