Could I have watched this with my Dad? : Sure!
Could I have watched this with my Mom? : Yes!
Sex/Romance: No sex, but some romance (SPOILER ends in an elopement SPOILER)
Violence/Gore: There is some abstract allusion to violence, and then there is Rasputin. His scenes are just...freaky. If you are worried about your children possibly being spooked, I would take a look at his scenes (like this main one) first to get an idea. No gore.
Music: Once Upon a December floored me, nearly made me cry. Also, it came surprisingly early in the movie. I always expected it to be at the climax, or at least somewhere near closer to the end.
Did I feel the need to leave the lights off and sit in silence afterward? : No.
Was there a food pairing? : Pizza!
Anastasia was a strong character.
The story was a fun adventure, even though its sad roots are true.
Rasputin creeped the heck out of me and didn't seem to fit in with the style of the movie.
Also, every time anyone said Rasputin I had to resist the urge to burst out singing
The deaths of the Romanov family were completely avoided.
Was this a good use of a night with the house to myself? : Yes!
In the End: 4 out of 5 stars. Look Rasputin really creeped me out, OK? Buuuuuuut...nevermind. 5 out of 5 because Once Upon a December.