- Fridge Horror: Electra's kingdom is supposedly a happy place, but in practice it comes off as a Happiness Is Mandatory dictatorship and the ruler herself looks like a tyrant using her smile to make people agree with her.Collin Murr: That doesnt sound like a cult at all! You wont genuinely be happy, but were literally enforcing that everyone smiles.
- Heartwarming Moment: It is rather nice to see Emery Elizabeth make a full recovery in the end.
- Memetic Molester: Snowden looks and acts uncomfortably like a stereotypical child predator, a fact multiple reviewers have commented on. Him being the only adult in Princess Electra's kingdom doesn't help matters.
- The illness that Emery Elizabeth has. The way it makes her unable to walk and puts her close to death and can be completely healed from overnight by Landon keeping her alive until Christmas morning, coupled with the doctor's assessment ("I think if she makes it to Christmas, she'll be alright") and the fact that it's never even specified what it is, makes the whole nature of it rather ridiculous.
- The fact that Snowden wakes the kids up to show them what happened to Elektra than states he was hoping they wouldn't have to witness it.
- Tear Jerker: Snowden's death. Thankfully he turns out to be alright in the real world.
- Unintentionally Unsympathetic: While the audience was probably supposed to assume Snowden knew Emery Elizabeth would think of something and she and Landon would be alright, it was still rather jerkish of him to leave them behind on the mountain, even if he was in a hurry to save Elektra's smile. Similarly, the scene where he dismisses Emery Elizabeth's plan to ride on top of him while he floats, right after he had been encouraging her to come up with something.
YMMV / Magic Gift of the Snowman