Mrs MP and MadPriest went to see this film last Sunday and we are sure glad that we did. It's a definite contender for cult status. Obviously made on a tight budget it relies on good, old fashioned story telling and a really nasty sense of humour to raise itself above the usual cinematic schmaltz that's put out at this time of year.
Basically, if you prefer to watch "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Bad Santa" rather than "Miracle On 34th. Street" and "It's A Wonderful Life," then get yourself down to your nearest art cinema and catch this film before it disappears into obscurity. I promise that it will get you into the true spirit of Christmas - Bah! Humbug!
Oh, and if you have young children, I strongly suggest that you smuggle them into the cinema (in England it is a 15 cert.) and make them watch it. I doubt that you will get any misbehaviour out of them from then to Christmas Eve, and probably not for the rest of their childhoods.