‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by….John Cleese

Much like watching It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story or Tuna Christmas, one of my annual Christmas traditions is to listen to John Cleese’s adaptation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Never mind that there have been endless readings over the years by the likes of Art Carney, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Perry Como, Dick Van Dyke and […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by….John Cleese?

Much like watching It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, one of my annual Christmas traditions is to listen to John Cleese’s adaptation of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Never mind that there have been endless readings over the years by the likes of Art Carney, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Perry Como, Dick Van Dyke and Henry […]

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First glimpse of PBS getting ‘Vicious’ on Christmas Day

Former bar manager, Stuart Bixby, and over-the-hill actor, Freddie Thornhill, have had a love/hate relationship for almost 50 years…although I’m not sure who loves to hate the other more… Created by Gary Janetti and starring Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon, Marcia Warren and Phillip Voss, the Vicious Christmas Special returns […]

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#221back is back!

Once again, I look at the calendar, see it’s the day after Thanksgiving yet it has to be Christmas! It may be Black Friday to some but stay with me, it’s definitely the day before Boxing Day. Why, you ask? Really simple if you happen to follow Sue Vertue on Twitter. It was a simple […]

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Crumbs DM! – Danger Mouse AND Teletubbies set to return in 2015

According to the BBC, not one, but two iconic children’s television series are set to return to the small screen. Danger Mouse AND Teletubbies will resume production with new episodes airing on CBeebies in 2015. Crumbs DM! Danger Mouse to return!   Danger Mouse, the English mouse/Secret Agent who wore a patch over one eye […]

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A Python's twist to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'

Published anonymously in 1823 under the title ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas‘, the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas has been called “arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American”. It is said to have largely been responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today. While there […]

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New Sherlock 2 trailers – life is good.

Christmas comes early to those who have been patient….and good, of course. Thankfully, for all of our sakes, Sherlockology, the “ultimate, unofficial BBC Sherlock fansite”, is looking out for everyone on both sides of the pond as they have uncovered and posted numerous trailers for the long-awaited, upcoming Sherlock 2 series. UK viewers will be able to […]

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Could Doctor Who really be Santa?

Sounds crazy, but how many people can stand here today and say they’ve seen both in the same room at the same time? My point, exactly. Think about it. Could ‘The Doctor’ actually be the new Santa? As pointed out in the Telegraph, both, in recent years, have arrived on Christmas Day with hope in […]

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