Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Christmas TV Love and Loathe

It's that time of year again when the TV is full of festive fun, here is a list of what I love and loathe about Christmas TV.

Love: The Two Ronnies. Classic TV which works on so many levels, you have the word play of Ronnie B and the clever wit of Ronnie C. The Christmas shows are something special. The victorian party is a masterpiece of TV entertainment.

Loathe: Morcombe and Wise. The Goons and Hancock were calling M&W dated back in the '50's and by the seventies they were well and truly past it. The myth is that they had huge ratings but when they went to ITV and the Ronnies got the Christmas day slot they broke all records.

Love: 'Santa Claus: The Movie' Dudley Moore as an elf and the true origin of Santa, it is a charming and well written film that brings the magic of Christmas to life.

Loathe: 'The Santa Clause' Tim Allen is smug, his child is obnoxious and the ex wife is a bitch. It's Disney at their saccharine worst.

Love: 'Only Fools' a great cast and good stories it never goes wrong. You can watch them over and over and they never get old.

Loathe: 'The Royal Family' I guess you have to be northen. But it's just not for me.

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