i cant possibly agree to this movie becoming cannon. i dont even understand how it has become "popular". aside from some good performances (thompson, rickman, grant, and unusually knightly) and some good will towards writer/director curtiss, this movie has very little going for it. its stories are mostly either idiotic, reprehensible or downright miserable. and being reasonably well interwoven (which admittedly takes some skill as a director) does not make them good. its "iconic" lincoln/knightly scene is a terrible tale of a man trying to ruin his best freinds marriage, this is hardly great christmas sentiment. the soft yes of your guest is a hard no for me.