I spent most of Christmas Eve and Christmas with my parents. I had fun giving them my presents -- and getting a box containing a tire ad. ;) Also, my Theoden bobble head and Theoden action figure came in. Yay!
While I was visiting my parents, Mum made the mistake of saying she didn't really want to see Return of the King because she had a hard time keeping up with the story. So we ended up watching Fellowship of the Ring and the beginning of The Two Towers. :-D I explained all the relations, showed her some of the paths taken on the maps, etc. (It's a good thing I had the map that came with the action figure...) I think that helped.