Our youth group is making a day of this on Sunday: Christmas caroling at local nursing homes in the afternoon, dinner out with Father, then The Hobbit in the evening.
I’ll probably take my children (20, 18 and 16 now) on opening day. Our household has been thoroughly immersed in Tolkien since I read all the books to my kids when the were young, and again several years later.
Our homeschool association has had a “Hobbit Reading Club” going since June. We’ve read the book - usually each chapter several times - done character analysis, plot charts, arts-and-crafts, and discussed mythology, theology, and how difficult it is for people who are cranks about the text to sit through movies made my non-cranks.
We’re all going to see the movie Saturday afternoon. I will stifle my cries of “That’s not in the text!” for the sake of the team ;-).