I decided to “celebrate the season” this week by watching the extended versions of The Hobbit. No small task, mind you, particularly when you are well-versed with the story (and when FX or TNT seems to air the theatrical versions every other weekend). The best part of the extended versions is the addition of the quiet moments that a longer cut affords. Here’s one of my favorite moments from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It finds Bilbo in Rivendell and having a potentially awkward conversation with Elrond.