Absolutely! Super fun. And such a great movie. Glad to find more like-minded people with the same holiday tradition!
Though.. something about the other details of the storyform feels slightly off... I think we're at least pretty close...
Check it out: What if it's Consider/Reconsider (no pun intended) gets almost the same signpost order...
And check out the premise:
"Give up being inconsiderate and you can bring everyone home"
That feels a LOT more like Neil and the OS.
Still Unique Ability of Delay for Neil
Still Hope for Del
MC Focuses on Faith -- appealing to people's good nature, but Direction: remaining skeptical or distrusting.
Which is really cool. It's like, as a symptom of his problem, he wants to have faith in others, but because it's a bit off, he always moves to that place of distrust.
And I think you were right earlier... It's really when Neil reconsiders that the solution starts to arrive.