I recently bought the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack for "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya." It's getting a bit scarce to buy, so I decided to order it before it's some outrageous price on Amazon. Kyoto Animation really hits a home run with this feature as part of the continuing story of Haruhi that began in the two television series. I have not read the novels that the Haruhi television series is based upon. I can forget the ugliness of watching the "Endless Eight" episodes in the second season after watching this movie. It's beautifully animated and has a time-twisting plot that manages to make Kyon less of a whiny character. It's sort of like "It's a Wonderful Life" from the point of view of one of Jimmy Stewart's friends. The setting is at Christmas time which also fits with the "It's a Wonderful Life" feeling. In fact, now is the perfect time to watch the movie, since it's set in the 10 days or so before Christmas.