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…

REVIEW: Fortnum and Mason Traditional Mince Pies

So…I ummed and I arrred and eventually, decided to go for it. What am I talking about? Well, buying these bad boys is what…bought from the Fortnum and Mason shop at St Pancras Station as I passed by on my travels…the price, a cool £10.95. That’s £1.83 per pie! I mean, there’s premium. There’s luxury….

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 Links

Christmas is a family time of year, and across the Internet there is a rather large family of websites loving a bit of Christmas. I thought it’d be worthwhile bringing together my favourite places online into one place. So here goes: Christmas UK – http://www.christmasuk.org/ Pretty sure this is the best of them all, comes alive…

2017 UPDATED REVIEW: Iceland Luxury Mince Pies

2017 Update I find it interesting re-visting things from last year. You have certain expectations. Your views have changed, moulded over another year. These Iceland Mince Pies were a 19/20 in the taste test last year as you can see below, and the main thing that let them down was the size of the pie…

2017 UPDATED REVIEW: Aldi Specially Selected Luxury Mince Pies

2017 Update:  Mum went and bought this years Aldi pies, so I figured I’d do a compare to last years. At a glance, the packaging is identical but there are some subtle differences I’ll let you work out for yourselves. The pies look the same. I’m pretty certain they are the same basic recipe too,…

Elvis Lives!

Well, no, but it sure seems like it. This new Elvis Christmas offering released last week is 100% going on loop in our house. Buy it now, or if you’re on Spotify or Apple Music you can get involved in streaming too. If you’ve tried the previous Elvis albums with the Philharmonic, you’ll know exactly…

Sainsbury’s Mini Ecclefechan and Mincemeat Tarts

Say what now? Here, look: Well these are different, are they mince pies? Well, it says Mincemeat tarts, and it doesn’t mean meat as in “meat”, it’s definitely the fruity kind. So…they look legit. Just like the Heston’s last year, I’m going to judge them as a mince pie and we’ll see what happens. Packaging…

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!