I bought my copy when it was released, but just opened it today and watched it with my kids. I was really disappointed to see what I would call digital distortion, or what I believe they call artifacting, in the dvd. You can especially notice it during the Cookie Monster parts where he is asking Santa for cookies. It seems any parts with bright and shiny objects like Cookie's eyes will cause the static like distortion I was talking about. Has anybody else noticed this with their copy? Has this already been discussed? Has anyone complained to Sony Wonders for such a poor film transfer? I expected a much better quality DVD than what we ended up with. It's really unforgivable. I may just stick with watching my VHS tape instead.