Back to the North Pole! My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie (review)

If you’re a longtime fan of A. A. Milne’s delightful creation, Winnie the Pooh, and well outside of the intended demographic (by a considerable margin), you may initially look at My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie and wonder where all the British wit and whimsy went. But Continue Reading

Christmas movie review: Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square

Among the many constants of Christmas storytelling is the undeniably appealing idea that transformation isn’t just possible, it is all but inevitable. Such is the power of a season that celebrates love, hope, dreams and starry-eyed possibility that even the darkest of developments can be triumphed over if you just Continue Reading

On 7th day of Christmas … I rewatched a retro TV episode – Warehouse 13’s “Secret Santa”

Described by scifi.com as “part The X-Files, part Raiders of the Lost Ark and part Moonlighting“, Warehouse 13 was a show that loved to have some fun, okay lots of fun, with its premise. Based on the idea that the world is full of artefacts of all kinds, from Studio 54’s Disco ball toLewis Carroll’s looking Continue Reading

On 5th day of Christmas … I watched Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Biting off more than you chew is pretty much a non-negotiable requirement of Christmas celebrations which, if they aren’t doing everything from food to togetherness to presents and, hopefully, joyous bonhomie to excess, simply aren’t trying hard enough. One of the latest festive offerings from Netflix, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Continue Reading

#Christmas movie review: LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special

Debuting 42 years exactly since the much-loved but slightly infamous 1978 Holiday Special, the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is a delightful throwback to the Christmas TV specials of old like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) and A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), combining iconic characters, a cheekily seditious sense of Continue Reading

On 4th day of Christmas … I read Christmas: A Biography by Judith Flanders #BookReview

You might ask yourself if Christmas actually needs a biography – aren’t all its many secrets and stories already well known to us? It turns out, as you dive deep into the highly readable Christmas: A Biography by Judith Flanders, that they really, really aren’t. All those stories we know Continue Reading

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