Christmas Film/TV of the day: None I am travelling to London
Christmas tip of the day: If your little ones are having trouble understanding how Father Christmas gets in your house if you don’t have a chimney, watch The Santa Clause………
I am about to set off to London town for 2 days in the big smoke. This should be fantastic as I could go and see all the wonderful window displays in Harrods etc and go and see the lovely Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square but alas I am going for work so the next 48 hours will be fighting for a seat on the Tube, trying to find an office I have not been to before, looking like a tourist glued to Google Maps. Of course, I cannot forget, rubbish water that makes my hair go weird and black snot – thanks London Transport!
I have decided to omit the Barry M dazzle dust as I want to arrive looking like a sophisticated northerner – Ha! as if! I will arrive hot and sweaty and grumpier than the most grumpiest thing, I don’t do well away from home when I can’t have a brew and cig at the same time and have to go outside at 2am in PJs, a crumpled face and bedhead to alleviate my requirement for tobacco. Bah humbug!
Christmas/TV of the day: Planes, trains and automobiles
Christmas tip of the day: if you try to make Blue Bols ice lollies using Mr Frosty, they won’t freeze ❄️
It was a snuggly lazy Sunday morning for me and I didn’t want to get dressed as I was wearing the snuggliest and cosiest dressing gown and slippers. The dressing gown is from Asda £20 and the slippers are from Matalan £10 (more…)
Christmas tip of the day: use flour and glitter to make Santa foot prints
Chilled day with the dogs, cleaning and watching Christmas specials on Xmas gold TV. We have had The Gruffolo, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Delia cooks Christmas, Father Ted and now Stella. the dogs are doing the usual….. nothing. (more…)
The Yankee Candle (Christmas Eve) is burning, my bank account has took a thrashing, there are lists about lists about lists and my blood pressure is off the scale…….IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS
For the record I am a Christmas fanatic. I LOVE IT. I do nothing but complain about it but I absolutely adore it and I drive my family bonkers. We used to have 9 Christmas trees but I have got this down to five. My conservatory is a winter wonderland with the window freezes to prove it.
So what better on these cold and frosty mornings…afternoons and evenings than a good old Christmas film or TV special – here is a list of my personal favourites.
In no particular order…….
Charlie Brown Christmas
The Raccoons Christmas Special
Lark Rise to Candleford
Mrs Brown’s Boys
Call the Midwife
Poirot – Murder on the Orient Express (not Christmas but lots of snow)
Gavin and Stacy
Only fools and Horses – all of them
To the Manor Born
And then the Films….
A Muppet Christmas Carol
Scrooge (again – alastair Simm)
Little Women (1938)
By the light of the silvery moon
Meet me in St Louis
The Santa Clause
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
The Slipper and the Rose
The Bishop’s Wife
It’s a wonderful life
The Shop around the corner
The Wizard of Oz
Disney Very merry Christmas sing a long
Winnie the pooh and Christmas too
Beauty and the Beast – Belle’s enchanted Christmas
A mom for Christmas (Olivia Newton John)
The Christmas Gift (John Denver)
I have probably forgotten loads so will add as I remember them – but let me know if you have any recommendations
Since my mum passed away in the summer I have had no motivation or inclination to come and update this blog. My subscription boxes arrived and I could muster up a ‘meh’ – even the whole My Little Box debacle couldn’t lift me out of my fug. Yes I was still make – up crazy and invested in a new ‘layout’ for my beauty studio (spare room) and went crazy time at the MAC store at Birmingham New Street Station but to actually write about it? Nah. (more…)