There is a scene that takes place during the Christmas season that includes a Christmas tree and a singing of Silent Night:
I watched it when Hulu offered it free. They aren't that friendly anymore.
The New York Times concludes, "Like all Kurosawa films, ''Scandal'' is motivated by considerations of humanity and justice, but rarely has the director been so witty or even as subversive as the movie must have seemed to thinking Japanese in 1950." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 83%.