OK, for some of you (and for me) this an early Christmas present.
Peter Jackson is busy filming the two-movie story of JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in New Zealand.
And though the first movie will be released a year from now (Dec 14, 2012 at last report), the movie studio has released the first official trailer.
And, of course, youtube has it in various places. Just for you, here's the link to a youtube page with "The Hobbit" trailer.
The Hobbit is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings, and Jackson has captured the same atmosphere of Middle Earth with some of the same actors and including Howard Shore's work on the soundtrack.
Now, a warning. The movie centers around Smaug the dragon (pictured on the movie poster), but the beast does not appear in this trailer. I'm sure we'll get of glimpse of him in the coming months.
So, Merry Christmas...or is that Pippin Christmas.....?