Christmas was (almost) dead to begin with. That is until Mr Dickens came along in 1843 with his tale of good will and redemption (and ghosts) that just happened to be set around December 25th. A Christmas Carol (I am sure you are aware) centres around one Mr Ebenezer Scrooge, a shrewd Victorian financier whose… Continue reading The Muppet Christmas Carol
Nativity plays are a seasonal staple in the UK. Every play group, school, nursery, church and amateur dramatic society will have at some point or another dressed everyone up as shepherds, angels, and wise men to act out the birth of Jesus. I, myself, recall being cast as an angel in a play at nursery… Continue reading The Flint Street Nativity
This is not a film that I watch consistently every year, but it is one that warms my heart each time it makes it way out of the DVD case. For those who have not seen this film (either the original 1947 flick, or the 1994 remake), be aware that SPOILERS will follow! Miracle on… Continue reading Miracle on 34th Street
I think it is safe to say that I am about as much a film nerd as I am a book nerd. I also just happen to be the biggest kid when it comes to Christmas. Given that films are the whole point of Christmas (aside from the obvious – chocolate), it seemed appropriate for… Continue reading What’s your favourite Christmas film?
Book -v- Films: The Nativity Story (2006) - I’m sure we all have memories of Primary School and Sunday School nativity plays. I remember two in particular...