While I do sufficiently appreciate this remake for doing its own thing instead of replicating the original scene-for-scene, not a whole lot of it works altogether.
Giving the main antagonist & their family a backstory in this honestly wasn't the right choice in my view, and the way it's presented in here is way too nonsensical and ultimately inconsequential.
The sorority sisters & many other characters in this also feel rather depthless, and they never really do much as well.
That said, I do still fairly dig this one, and that's mostly due to the delightfully gore-drenched kills that aren't held back whatsoever & the Christmas atmosphere that the film typically has feels pretty spot-on actually.
Those particular aspects definitely make the film all the bit more better, though of course in the end, this one truly doesn't come close to the original slasher classic in the slightest.