Monday, 26 December 2016

There should be films about Boxing Day

The sheer bulk of Christmas-themed films and TV movies was brought home by the nationwide launch of the True Christmas channel on 4th October (!) this year. Tom Lehrer has already protested the lack of popular songs dedicated to the Jewish festival of lights. I would like to make a similar stand for the remaining eleven days of Christmas, during which festivities traditionally continued through to the night of what-you-will. A start could be made with a drama about the period between now and the New Year, a combination of recovery from Christmas Day and optimism about the year to come.

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