Not disgraceful. Romy Schneider has great charm and the movie, which is more a pageant than a narrative, does have some quaint appeal. The storybook settings are lush. The actors acquit themselves with dignity and a sense of fun.The same can be said for the second movie. I have not seen the third yet.
5 stars for the whole trilogy. I cannot help myself. I grew up watching this every christmas... Its like warm chocolate pudding with vanilla ice cream: too sweet but just too comforting. This definitely is as subjective as a review can get. Romy as Sissi. A role she hated her whole life, but made me fall in love with this great actress.