Santa was very good to me. I spent time with my family and we had a very nice dinner, and I got a mix of practical and fun gifts. I did get a pretty bracelet and necklace, a lot of Patriots-themed gifts, and a bunch of DVDs! I squeed when I opened The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises! :)
Oddly enough, I had to exchange The Avengers for another copy and tested it out at my sister's house before coming home and it was fine, but when I put it in my machine at home, the picture is often so dark I can't see details of the battle scenes between Thor and Iron Man in the forest, for instance, and it's very annoying (the problem I had with the first DVD). I guess my DVD player is on its last legs? That happened to me with a copy of Alice In Wonderland, too, and it plays just fine on my sister's DVD player. *puzzled* So I'm stuck listening instead of viewing to a lot of The Avengers. :( I know it can't be the disc if it works fine on my sister's machine. *grumbles* And yet my other discs work fine, too. Thank heavens that The Dark Knight Rises is a beautiful copy! Can you imagine Christian in so much darkness that I can't see him? A travesty! ;)
Thanks for letting me rant there, LOL! I guess I'm just fed up with techonology lately.
On the whole, though, the day went well and we watched the classic 1954 film White Christmas after dinner. Most of the family hadn't seen it in ages so it was great fun watching this '50s time capsule with very talented singers/dancers in the leads (Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen).
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and are excited about New Year's Eve! :)