Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Christmas Carol

This week my Mom and Dad have graciously encouraged Kevin and I to go out as much as possible before he leaves on his two-week Thailand trip (or...have they just been trying to get us out of the house so they can feed the grandkids too much ice cream?! Hmmmm...). We had a great time Monday night going out for some BBQ (SO worth the indigestion!) and taking in a movie.

We went to see the new computer-animated version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and we loved it! This was actually my first ever time to see a movie in 3-D, and I was so amazed at the realism. As the movie was starting, Kevin was laughing out loud because he was so enjoying the effects. (The last movie he saw in 3-D was Jaws. Just a wee bit of advancement since then!) You feel like you're getting snowed on through much of the movie. Very, very fun. The 'acting' was great, the animation of the characters was life-like, and who can beat the story line? There were some parts that would be too scary for younger kids, but I think we'd take our 9- and 12-year olds and they'd be fine.

If you're looking for a fun movie to enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend, I'd definitely recommend this one!

Here's a more thorough review if you want more information.


Sandra said...

Oh Candice! I can't wait to go and see this movie, it's my turn to take the big kids!

Re your comment the book in my blog post, your church HAS to buy a copy of this book for the library.

I believe this is one of the big things we are starting to battle in our churches "I can sin, because I've been abused etc" We are battling it in our church right now.

I wholeheartedly recommended two other books for you to read - A MUST.

Glenda's Story - Glenda Revill
With Love From a Mothers heart - Glenda Revill.

I read LOTS! and those books above, especially With Love, are by far one of the most helpful books you can read about being a wife and mother - very different from so many others - Biblical, you won't be disappointed, sorry to go on! :-)

njgertner said...

Kevin & Candice,

You guys are absolute party animals! Thanks for the tip we will have to go and see that one. Glad you had some time together! Have a great Friday!

Turkey sandwhiches here we come!
Neil & Julie Gertner

Ann ~ Hip Mom Jewelry said...

I'm glad you two enjoyed some couple time! Thank you for the review. I have been debating if it was too scary for the older kids.