Yesterday was my Dad's birthday. He wanted to celebrate by taking us all out for lunch and then to see the new version of A Christmas Carol. We said "YES", of course.
Now we did glance at the review for the movie, although we were already looking forward to seeing it. When the review we read said it was maybe "the scariest version" he'd ever seen and gave a few examples, we thought "oh, okay, we'll just cover the kiddos' eyes for that scene". And cover we did, bless their hearts.
It is really a great movie, just about the best ever done probably. Although my personal live action favorite is definitely the George C. Scott version. But this one was great! And it was scary! I mean, it is a ghost story, right? And Disney definitely made the most of Charles Dickens' story. The kiddos did get a little scared, but all was well in the end (lots of eye-covering:) And of course, there's the happy ending which makes it all better.
Now I'm really in the Christmas spirit!