I know that for most people, Christmas is about family, and giving and receiving presents, and kids, and traditions, but for me, it’s primarily about two things: food and television. OK, that’s overstating things slightly – I do all the other stuff too. But 2016 has been a long hard year of work, as well as nerve-shredding current affairs, and I’m really looking forward to a few days off, a box of Quality Street, and the television remote to hand!
All things being perfect, I might be watching Casablanca, Singing in the Rain, and the festive episode of EastEnders on a Panasonic Ultra HD 4K TV, with a box of Hotel Chocolat or Fortnum and Mason chocolates on the go. But I’m happy enough with the simple things in life, and a good film and a chocolate treat are good enough for me!
As always (Timehop confirms that I’ve been going on about this on social media for years), I’ve been highlighting my trusty Christmas Radio Times to make sure I don’t miss a thing. If we’re being completely honest, there’s not an awful lot on – there’s a few classic films that appear only at Christmas time, as previously mentioned, and there’s an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Defence that I’ll be watching (I’d watch Toby Jones read the phonebook). Everything else is the pretty much the same old stuff you’ll see every year, but nothing will ever dull my enthusiasm for the Christmas television guide. I even got half of my colleagues on the case this year, even one who said she didn’t get it!
So while I will be enjoying a carol service on Christmas Eve, and dinner, board games, presents and fun on Christmas Day, I’m very much looking forward to a few days to myself with my trusty Radio Times!