"Let's go to the movies!"
(Aren't we adorable in our 3-D glasses? I'm just sad they aren't cardboard dealies with red and blue lenses.)
So we went to see Disney's A Christmas Carol. I had heard that some of it wasn't great for little kids, and I figured, "Yeah, Marley's ghost and the spooky Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come are always a little scary for kids, but hey... it's an animated Disney film. How bad can it be?"
Bad. Don't take your kids to this one. Really.
Here's a breakdown of the movie, which left Zach with a shaky voice, sweaty palms, and fingers in his ears:
3% Cute, clever bits
6% Random weird things thrown in
16% Fabulous animation and 3-D effects
32% Classic Dickens (aka dark and depressing, but with great morals)
43% Creeeepy (bordering on terrifying for children)
I love A Christmas Carol, but we will stick with the classic versions.
P.S. Zach was incredibly hyper and over-stimulated until we got started on his bedtime routine, but he says he had a fun evening. We saw some puppies and read a little James Herriot to end the night. It's all good.