Sunday, November 8, 2009

Early Christmas Fun

Yesterday David and I had a very nice time with his brother Derek and wife LeAnn. We all went to see A Christmas Carol in 3D. I absolutely LOVED it. This was also there first time seeing a movie in 3D, and they enjoyed it as well. I have only seen a hand full of movies in 3D, we have only moved here last year and we weren't near any theaters before that would show them.

There were parts of the movie that I actually found a little scary. lol When Marley comes to haunt Scrooge, they make it very creepy. They sort of built up to the point and made me jump a couple of times. Also, when Marley's jaw comes unhinged is a bit scary. But as it goes on, it becomes a joke because he tries to still talk and acts silly. I guess that's what you call the comedy relief. :) When the Ghost of Christmas Future enters the picture, it becomes a little unnerving. He mostly shows himself as Scrooges shadow, but then chases him as the driver of a hearse lead by two very evil looking black horses. And of course, the scene when Scrooge falls into his own grave gets your heart pounding as well.

After the movie we went on to Chili's for dinner. It was only the second time I've ever eaten there, and of course I got the ribs. What's a trip to chili's without ribs? It was good and messy, but my clothes survived.

We then went shopping and each got to go to our favorite shops. LeAnn is an avid reader so we went to Books A Million. I found a Christmas themed book called The Legend of Holly Claus. I've only gotten 60 pages into it, but it seems like a wonderful fantasy book. It's filled with fairies, goblins who dress up as elves, centaurs, fauns and many others. I admit it's more of a young adult novel, but who cares. :) Next was Derek and David's turn, they went to Best Buy. I was a little bored. They of course found tons of stuff to look at and I even got a gift idea for David. Next was my turn, I got to go to the Old Navy Outlet. I bought a blue coat with some fuzzy fabric on the inside. Very comfy.

At the end of the day we came back to our house and they played with our doggie Bumble. It was a very good day. I had lots of fun.


Shikyrie said...

sounds like it was a good movie. I am hoping to have a bit of exra cash to be able to see it. Of course, this time of year, Christmas takes priority, and I promised a dear friend I'd buy her the Star Trek movie for Christmas since she wasn't feeling well enough to see it when it was in the theaters.

Anonymous said...

I wish I liked that story better. I've never liked from since I can remember. Sounds like you had fun though. I too, enjoy reading and I don't care if it's a kid's book, young adult or not. If I enjoy gets read!