Cakes goes through spells of watching the same movie over or TV show over again. As soon as the movie is over, she's ready to have it play again. When she finds something new that strikes her fancy, the shows she was so devoted to before, get put on the back burner and the cycle repeats.
Last week, she got a sneak peek of one of her Christmas presents – the movie, Barbie: A Perfect Christmas. Cakes has a few Barbies she plays with but for the most part isn't too into the character of Barbie yet, nor has she been familiar with any of Barbie's sisters. When I opened the DVD to play, she wasn't entirely sold on watching the movie but was quickly engrossed and it had her undivided attention.
Barbie: A Perfect Christmas revolves around Barbie and her three sisters Skipper, Stacie, and Chelsea. They're all headed to New York City to celebrate the perfect Christmas when a snowstorm derails their plans as they're rerouted to Minnesota. They stumble upon the town of Tannenbaum and look to ride out the storm at the Tannenbaum Inn until they're able to get their vacation back on track. When they learn they won't be able to make it to New York City in time for Christmas after all, they go to work trying to create a joyful and magical experience. Everyone learns that the perfect Christmas isn't necessarily based on where you are, but who you're with.
Cakes watched the movie from start to finish and as soon as the credits began rolling, she asked to watch it again. Even though she knows Barbie, her favorite character ended up being the youngest sister, Chelsea. I found it interesting she found the character closest to her age to relate to. The Barbie: A Perfect Christmas DVD is now wrapped and under the tree and I can't wait to see the look on her face when she realizes she's able to watch the movie again!