I won't bore you with the long story, but in our family, the newest Narnia movie is too scary for 5 year olds in a dark movie theater. If you've read the book, just think back to the scene where Lucy is kidnapped by, ahem, invisible people. We four (sans PJ) gave it a try, but Lena and I spent the middle and end of the movie in the hallway. Luckily we got our money back and....
...gave Tangled a try a few nights later. For whatever reason, 3-D movies seems like a ridiculous and unnecessary feature for young ones that are just happy to see movies on a big screen! Oh yeah, and young one's whose Mom's are so lame, they'd rather see (and pay for) the Tootie (I mean 2-D) version of the movie anyway! Okay, hopping off the soap box to tell you that Tangled was a really fun movie! Of course the stepmother is mean, but her nasty scenes are short lived and a winter coat is an easy make shift blanket to hide under during the quick and scary scenes.
Our last Christmas Break movie marathon recommendation was from RedBox for a "girls only" sleepover with Pebbles. All ages really enjoyed the Ramona & Beezus movie. The movie represents the books very well, and I was pleased with the pro-family themes of sticking together throughout the movie.
So if you're looking for a fun New Year's Eve, grab some popcorn and a good movie and share your recommendation with us!!