These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Farmer Hogget's grandaughter. The Ungrateful Little Bitch. Your grandfather spends months working on it, possibly spent days creating the tables and chairs and you're crying over the fact that it wasn't the ONE YOU SAW ON THE TELEVISION!
Not only that, but the moment we first see her, she's shrieking shrilly. Three seconds later, she's told about Christmas dinner. "I HATE PORK!" You could argue that they just arrived after what one may presume might be a long car trip and that could make any kid cranky, but she never gets any better. Later on, at Christmas Dinner, she insults her Grandma's cooking. "Yuck! Chicken!" Even after being told it's duck, you can hear her declare, "I'm not going to eat any of it!" Kid, are you a vegetarian? Is there anything you do eat? And finally, of course, the infamous dollhouse scene, the biggest reason viewers wanted to deck her.
Her parents aren't much better (which may be where she gets it from), buying the Hogget's a fax machine for Christmas. The scene makes it clear that it's really for themselves.
The Woobie: Hoggett during the Christmas scene when his granddaughter rejects the dollhouse he spent months building because "I WANT THE HOUSE I SAW ON THE TELEVISION!" It's okay, Arthur. You can be my grandfather. I'll play with the dollhouse and you can teach me how to shear sheep. Come on, it'll be lots of fun!
Babe himself, of course. But a more surprising example is Rex - he has a terribly tragic backstory and proves himself to be Jerk with a Heart of Gold, once he overcomes his own bitterness and realizes just how good Babe is for his master.
Ungrateful Bitch: Arthur Hoggett's granddaughter who doesn't get the TV dollhouse, but rather an amazing looking one hand made by her grandfather.
What makes this more heartbreaking is Mr. and Mrs. Hoggett's reaction to this. Really wants to make you smack the little brat.
Crowning Music of Awesome: Je ne regrette rien features prominently in the movie, well before Inception used it as its central theme! The end credits, featuring the gentle "That'll do" by Peter Gabriel, also qualifies.
The version of "If I Had Words" playing when Babe jumps into the water to save the bull terrier from drowning. If the moment altogether didn't give you teary eyes, you have no soul.
"Protected by Angels" playing when the humans break into the motel to remove all the animals is simply gorgeous.
What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: One of the main points of contention is, like the more recent Where the Wild Things Are, where it sits on the handy-dandy "It IS for kids" / "It very definitely is NOT for kids" divide. Don't you dare suggest that it depends on the individual kid. This, combined with A Bug's Life opening a few days prior, effectively doomed the movie at the box-office.