Christmas Day at my parents' house when I visit pretty much means one thing: movies. Earlier I mentioned how my parents and I watched some of the major films of the year that we'd missed. This morning under the tree came a stack of DVDs of my favorite films and so far today we've done nothing but watch them. Yes, the DVD player has been humming with Bruce Almighty, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (special edition), Stripes, and The Frighteners. Other gifts I received today include StarFox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet, some books by Steve Martin, Dave Barry, and the new Dilbert book, and a crop of gift cards from family in far away places.

All in all it's been a nice holiday with great food and family and films. I hope that everyone's festivities were just as pleasant.