A perfect end to a (somewhat difficult for mother) day:
1. Started up the fireplace downstairs
2. Spread out a sheet on which to crack nuts (and we got plenty of "nut cracking" jokes, believe you me)
3. Watched "A Christmas Carol" (starring George C. Scott)
Brought the spirit of Christmas right into our home. There were lots and lots of questions throughout the movie with plenty of explanations, and a few frightening moments (think Ghost of Christmas Future). I need to watch this every year.