Top 10 TV Shows for Christmas 2017

I’ve looked hard, I’ve done the work so you don’t have to, there is not a lot on this Christmas that’s in the don’t miss category, but still, there is enough for a top 10… And, just a point, this is stuff I like…which means no Doctor Who, or Call the Midwife, or Strictly…so, consider…

Christmas Radio Times and other TV Guides

It’s funny really, two years running I’ve slowed down a lot on the blog from the end of November and through December. Not sure why, maybe all of the build up is done early, seeing what new cakes and treats, adverts and things are coming…but by the time we get to December, we’re literally just…

Love Actually Day

  That’s right…5 weeks to Christmas, better known as LOVE ACTUALLY DAY. No messing now folks…get your movies started, your shopping cracking on… Oh yeah, it’s Black Friday week too…let the madness commence!

November – HeartTV Xmas

It’s 1st November…Halloween is done and dusted, we have the minor wrinkle of bonfire night this weekend, but after that…it’s Christmas baby…all the way! And kicking off November is HeartTV Xmas…just gone live on the Sky platform (and probably any other it is on too) channel number 387. Now, I agree, HeartTV has perhaps the…

McVitie’s Family Circle Biscuits

Time for something a bit different, taking a break from eating mince pies for a little while now and looking at some other things. First up, it’s the classic, the favourite of 80s children everywhere, the McVitie’s Family Circle biscuits, formally a tin, then a tub and now, disappointingly, a box. So, let’s start there…

80s Christmas Adverts

Following on from yesterday’s Christmas adverts from the 90s, I figured I’d link to this compilation of 1980’s adverts. This has a definite sense of more cheese and more cringe…and that makes it great.

90s Christmas Adverts

Just stumbled over this on Youtube…this is genuinely brilliant, brings back so many memories for me…

Flashback: BBC Christmas Trailers 2000 and 2001

Starting with 2000 then, it’s short and some terribly dated comedy in here (wasssaaaaapp for example) but still… Now to 2001…Only Fools featuring heavily here alongside Walking with Dinosaurs and Lenny Henry…

Christmas Football on TV

Sense prevails…there is no Christmas Eve football. The fixtures covering December and the majority of the Christmas period have been released this afternoon, some good games included. Saturday 2 December 12:30 Chelsea v Newcastle (Sky Sports) 17:30 Arsenal v Man Utd (BT Sport) Sunday 3 December 13:30 AFC Bournemouth v Southampton (Sky Sports) 16:00 Man City…

True Christmas on Sky

I know it’s been on for a little while already, but still, True Christmas is available on Sky channel 321. I know this channel is full of terrible TV movies from 80s America with more cheese than a gorgonzola factory…but still…Christmas channel!

Christmas on the BBC – 1985

Blimey…simpler times…settle down with a cup of tea for this, it’s nearly 15 minutes of pure nostalgia! Try not to cringe at the Christmas Eve bit…I dare you!