This Christmas was awesome. I didn't get the chance to go home to Georgia this year, so I spent the week working, gathering tons of hours (which means lots of $$$). I spent the Christmas weekend with my awesome Aunt and Uncle and two cousins. We had a great weekend. We went and saw The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader on Christmas Eve.
I didn't care for the movie much, and I was surprised at the extreme overtness of the Christian themes. I liked the previous movies because the religious themes and concepts were more low-key and you had to read between the lines to see them. This movie, however, seemed to throw them in your face. Toward the end of the movie, Aslan basically tells the children that he is God in their world. I don't mind religious undertones in movies (such as Star Wars, which are full of religious undertones), as long as they don't try too hard to explain them to the audience.
That night, went home for Christmas Eve dinner. Crab legs galore! Oh, it was so delicious! I ended up watching the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street and I LOVED it. I love old movies. There is something so grand and monumental about the early days of cinema. You just don't find movies like Gone with the Wind and Casablanca anymore.
So Santa came and apparently I have been a good boy this year, cause he brought me plenty of nice things. I got plenty of things I asked for and several things I didn't ask for, but were awesome gifts nonetheless. The madre and the padre got me new Software for Carmina, my precious MacBook. They got me Microsoft Office for Mac and the new iLife software. My two brothers went in together and got me a new board game. My sister got me a super nice purple shirt (I <3 purple; it's my fave color) from H&M. And my little six year-old sister made me a Christmas ornament, which was so cute. I also got a bunch of random stuff like scarves, candy, gift cards, and some DVDs.
My aunt and uncle got me an H&M gift card, which I am super excited to use, but there is a slight problem. There is no H&M store in the state of Utah. The upside of this is that it gives me the perfect opportunity to make a road trip to Vegas (or Portland, which I have been meaning to visit for a while now. It may or may not have something to do with a boy I have been talking to as of late). ;)
So that was my Christmas. It was a really good one, even though I didn't get to go home. But my aunt and uncle are fabulous for hosting me and they made it a great Christmas.
I hope each and every one of you, my dear readers, had a fabulous Christmas and hope you have a wonderful year in 2011. :D