When I first saw this movie on HBO when it first came out I was absolutely mesmerized! The retelling of this story was excellent and touched my very soul! I was so taken by it that I had my wife at that time look for a copy on VHS to buy! She looked high and low and finally found a video store in Manhatten that could order it! The price was $69.99 at least twice if not more than the price for an average VHS tape at that time! But I had to have it! In fact I still have it and I continue to watch it occasionally throughout the year especially during the Holiday season! It seems that no matter how often I watch it I still get all choked up with tears in my eyes at the end when he gives the gift that truly comes from the heart and to see that gift rewarded is just awesome! I'm surprised that it isn't more of a Christmas time movie than it is! Most people I speak with have never heard of or seen it and are genuinely in awe of it after I've sat them down to watch it! The only thing I wish is that it would become available on DVD! I recommend this movie for all ages and all persuasions as it tells a story that can touch all of our hearts!!!!