“Oh you shouldn’t have!” Miranda Hart and David Walliams teach you how to graciously accept your gifts

  We’ve all been there on Christmas morning. You are given a brightly-wrapped present from a clearly thrilled and excited family member, and thrilled, yes thrilled (!) at what exciting treasure may lie ahead, you rip off the ribbons and paper (yes I am a destructive present opener) and find Continue Reading

On the 12th day of Christmas 2013 … I read (and wrote about) Twas the Night Before Christmas

  Christmas eve. It’s one of the most magical nights of the year, with Christmas so tantalisingly close you can almost taste it – unless you’re a child impatiently waiting for Santa Claus to arrive in which case it’s the longest night of the year – replete with all kinds Continue Reading

On the 10th day of Christmas … I watched “A Simple Christmas” (The Middle S2, E10)

  It’s an oft heard lament that the real meaning of Christmas has been lost under a tsunami of mindless gift giving, with the average person more concerned with what they’re getting than what they’re giving. The Middle decided to tackle that sentiment in their season 2 festive episode, “A Continue Reading

On the 7th day of Christmas 2013 … I watched “Tis the season to be murdered” (Hart to Hart, S2 E5)

  “Oh Jonathan! What a lovely day. This is going to be the best Christmas ever.” And with those words, Jennifer Hart (Stefanie Powers), who by this stage in season 2 of Hart to Hart (1980) should know better, dooms the Harts to another festive season littered with murder and mayhem. Continue Reading

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