holiday entertainment.

I’m still here. Barely. There was so much to-do-ing about Christmas this year that I’m taking a little bit of time to just relax and enjoy the holiday. My kids are still out of school, and my husband {miracle of miracles!} is still off work, so we are just hanging out doing puzzles, sledding, drinking hot cocoa, sledding, eating leftover sweets, skiing, sledding, and watching a lot of good movies.

Speaking of which, P went to see Bedtime Stories {love, love, loved it!}, while Viktor and I have been hanging out at home watching DVD’s we got for Christmas. I can’t get enough of the awesomeness that is Flight of the Conchords {thanks Burr!}

and Mad Men {it took a bit, what with the blatant sexism and all, but it’s growing on me}.

Also, I’ve been watching dvd’s of Masterpiece Theater classics {think: Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility} like it’s going out of style. Which reminds me that this is about the time of year I want to hole up with some hot cocoa and a knitting project in front of Masterpiece Theater. Round the clock. That isn’t totally realistic, so I’ll settle for once a week showings of Masterpiece Classic which are set to begin in exactly 5 days, January 4th {woot!}. It’s starting out with one of my favorite doomed love stories, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and I can’t wait to watch.

What are the rest of you doing over this break? Am I the only one in sweats obsessively inhaling every form of media available {magazines, books, movies, blogs}? Do share, I can’t wait to hear how the rest of you spend your break.

{image of Tess found here, Mad Men here, Bedtime Stories photo here, & Flight of the Conchords here}.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Poulsen Family :

    LOVE flight of the conchords!!! Wish we could be sledding, but we went to the zoo today and I had to turn on the air conditioner in my car on the way home…don’t hate me…it was 76. I grew up in UT so I actually miss the snow and wish I could take my kids sledding. We love puzzles too!

  2. dandee :

    Your break sounds exactly like ours. Hubby and kids home, movies, games… Currently, we have a couple of children who LOVE the old game Battleship. We have also been rocking out a bit with guitar hero. There’s nothing quite like hearing your four year old sing the lyrics to “Livin’ On A Prayer.”

    Happy Christmas break to you!

  3. Whitney Hannah Hill :

    We’re doing the same – still relaxing – playing games – watching movies! Yeah – we received Flight of the Conchords for Christmas – we’ve been missing out. So funny!

  4. the emily :

    I’m cleaning and going crazy. Am I the only mom in the world ready for kids to go back to school? I feel like it.

    Loved Bedtime Stories. I am a fan of Adam Sandler movies if only they weren’t so dirty. I wish he would do kids movies from now on so they would be more watchable.

  5. KJ :

    thanks for some movie suggestions…and the reminder of Masterpiece Theater. With hubby off work 2 weeks we are doing lots of movies, lounging, teaching Candyland to M, reruns of House, snacking, and cocoa, too. It’s the greatest. Except for all the snow shoveling. Organizing marathon starts tomorrow. And, you knit????

  6. Naomi :

    I love FotC, too. Can’t decide if Jemaine or Bret is my ideal mate. It cracks me up and I sing the songs to Jasper. I was hoping someone would get me Mad Men for Christmas but no dice. I’d like to see it but I have such sporadic TV watching times…

    Happy New Year!

  7. LopsidedMom :

    Oh, we are heavily into Mad Men right now too…it explains sooo much about my parents! My favorite scene was when one of the kids runs up to the mom with a plastic dry cleaning bag over her head and the mother scolds her for wrinkling the drycleaning…can you magine?!