1) This week, I watched The Princess and the Frog
and I really liked it. It was super cute and one of the best Disney animated movies in 10 years or so. That said, I haven't seen Tangled, but I think that Princess and the Frog made it look like Disney is back on trajectory to get somewhere near their 80's/90's hey-day that started with The Little Mermaid.
The music was catchy, they didn't depend on celebrity voices, and they didn't go for all the post-Robin Williams wackiness that eventually made Disney movies a real slog to get through. And whomever was responsible for the character of Charlotte deserves a slow clap. That was brilliant.
2) Jamie and I took her parents to see The Nutcracker
Not just going to a ballet, but to a family/ children's show with an audience at least 30% comprised of little girls in holiday dresses.
Look, the ballet was lovely, and I will fight you if you say otherwise. And I am pretty sure every one of the lead male dancers could beat me up with one leg tied behind their back.
The craziest part: the kids in the audience were so good. It was amazing. Kids can't sit through pretty much any movie, no matter how much ADHD-friendly fodder is thrown their way, but throw a tutu and slippers on some dancers and the kids, apparently, will totally will sit through a 2 hour ballet where nobody talks.
3) Responsibly done with my Christmas shopping
And I only did a small portion of it online. No, you aren't getting anything, so don't ask, Paul and/ or Randy.
4) Keep tuning into those sequel "Rudolph" things on ABC Family
To my credit, I never make it more than five minutes.