We watched Disney's The Muppet Christmas Carol for our family movie night, to go along with our reading of the Dickens classic. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of direct quotes from the story it contains. It turned out to be a lot more on the educational side, than I had anticipated. Though, of course, with the Muppets there was plenty of "entertainment", too.
The children had a good time picking out the parts of the movie that were the same, and the parts that deviated from the book.
The Christmas pudding was omitted from the Kermit/Cratchit's Christmas dinner. But, that was okay, because I was ready with Mathew Walker Christmas pudding (ordered earlier in the week off of Amazon) to fill the gap.
I had deliberately ordered the small, four serving pudding, so that I would be able to deliver the line that, "nobody said or thought that it was at all a small pudding for a large family", and because as I suspected...
...the English dessert is an acquired taste - especially for our American palates...sort of like a really moist fruit cake.
I don't think Christmas pudding will make our list Christmas favorites. It was fun though to take a taste, and bring a spoonful of the story to life.
It's great to be a homeschooler.