Starting with "A Day in the Life of an Elf"
It's a animatronic holiday display put on by Macy's in downtown Minneapolis every year with a different theme. This theme feature elves in different stages of the day preparing for Christmas.
We went as a family before, 13 years ago, and when my mum and I got there we remembered why. The line to get in was epic and comprised (obviously) of families with small children. But it was fun and worth the wait. Plus my mum is a blast to be with and we got some shopping in afterward!
Between cool new treats like honey comb on blue cheese (sounds crazy, tastes great) and yoga classes, I got a lot of practicing done, and planned my recital program for March, probably making it the most productive vacation I can remember. Here's the cheese thing, btw:
Christmas day came and went in record time as usual and we had a great time exchanging gifts
My parents, brother, and I went out to see Up in the Air the day after Christmas. It was good not great but pretty much exactly what I thought it was going to be. Overall I thought it was a sincere effort and although I wouldn't go see it a second time I would think it's worth the time even it you want to wait for the redbox release.
Right now I am sitting on the couch and watching 60 minutes next to my dozing grandmother and it really feels like the holidays.
Happy New Year!