And, I’m back! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend =) I sure had.
In Portugal, Christmas means movies, at least to out family. It always did and I’m sure it always will. There are a few staples that our TV networks show every year like Die Hard on the early hours of Christmas Day and every year they have lots of TV premieres, and this weekend we got to see a lot of movies.
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Love Actually (2003)
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
When Sid’s attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.
By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn’t alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.
A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
A family comedy about a hotel handyman whose life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.
Die Hard (1988)
New York cop John McClane gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building.
I loved the fact that we could see most of the movies – even the animated one – as a family. Of course that my dad wasn’t that patient and didn’t want to see all of them, but I loved it. =) The movie A Christmas Carol will have a post of its own, just because I absolutely adore it.
My Christmas weekend was a lazy one but it felt great and I actually didn’t feel the need to go out. Like I said before, Christmas is to be spent with family and spending it watching movies… perfection! =)