… to feast on all the Christmas Films again. First, to list a few:
- The Santa Clause trilogy
- Love Actually
- The Holiday
- The Grinch
- The Hogfather
- Arthur Christmas
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- Miracle on 34th Street
In that list are six that I like (or eight because there’s a trilogy) and two that I’ve yet to see (can you guess which two?). And, of course, there are many more: Joyeux Noel, Die Hard, Home Alone 2, Elf, Get Santa, Bad Santa, Jingle all the Way, Christmas with the Kranks, Gremlins, Scrooged, Christmas do-over, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, Nightmare before Christmas, In Bruges, the Nativity trilogy (TV films) and all the Muppet Christmases … and about 3,000 that I’ve missed.
I wonder why we say ’tis in this context and it’s most other times?
‘Tis also the season of giving and I’ve noticed an unprecedented generosity this year, not only on TV and social media but also in the local supermarket. There’s a place allocated for people to donate items that they’ve bought in the shop and Sainsbury’s promises to ensure that it reaches people who need it. The box was overflowing with customers’ donations.
I’ll be back in 2020
p.s. The header image photograph was taken on a trip to Paris one Christmas, even though it may not be what it seems.