Showing posts with label snowman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snowman. Show all posts

13 November 2013

The Christmas Tag

I believe that this tag originated from Make Up Pixie3 but I have seen it on Just Me Leah and Natty Nikki too so I thought I would have a go myself.

1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
We have never had a real Christmas tree, mostly for the reasons that we have dogs who would probably injure themselves on the needles and also, they make such a mess!  (The needles, not the dogs)

2.You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick?
My regular coffee shop buy is a latte with an extra shot of espresso but when it comes to Christmas time I like to add a touch of either gingerbread syrup or roasted hazelnut. 

3.Whats your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
I like reds and blues with silver tinsel.  To be honest it just depends on what comes out of the decorations boxes when we bring them out each year.

4.Giving or receiving?
I love to receive presents of course, but when I have planned and prepared for a present that I know someone will love, seeing their reaction is the best thing.

5.To mince pie or not?
I don’t not like them, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find one.

6. What's your traditional Sunday lunch?
I’m not a fan of the whole traditional Sunday lunch.  I’m not a huge meat eater and would prefer a bowl of pasta if I’m honest.

7. Christmas Day Fashion
For everyone opening presents I am still in my pajamas with a fluffy dressing gown.  Later on we usually have at least one or two people round for food and drinks so I like to put a dress on.  By 10.00pm though you will usually find me back in my PJs.

8.What's your favourite Christmas song?
Like Nikki, my absolute favourite Christmas song is All I Want for Christmas by Mariah Carey.  It always brings me into the Christmas spirit.

9.What's your favourite Christmas film?
The Snowman.  Every year, without fail.  I was nearly in tears last year because I couldn’t see it in the TV listings, but found it at the last minute.  If you don’t love that programme, you have no soul.

10. Open presents before or after lunch
Usually before lunch but always after my mum has been round to my sister’s.


11 December 2012

The Snowman

There is one programme that I must watch every Christmas. Jo from Little Woman may have thought that Christmas wasn't Christmas without presents, but for me, it has to have The Snowman.
In a time where computer generated images fill our screens, where innocence is swept aside in favour of Sci-Fi, horror, guns, World of Warcraft, there remains this one little programme that every year thousands, in fact probably millions of people, even if they won't admit it, have to watch.
When it comes to movies, my loves are Science Fiction, action and horror (good horror that is, not Drag me to Hell for example). For TV, my tastes run to Doctor Who, Games of Thrones, Bones.  I like it action packed, exciting, scary, not innocent, quiet and calm.

The Snowman is perfect just the way it is.  It doesn't need speech, CGI or an hour's discussion afterwards of "What do you think that meant?".  I don't know whether children today would get it today or not, I'm not a child person.  But for me, it takes me back to being 7 years old on Christmas Day, watching in wonderment at the television.

So when I heard today that a sequel had been made, see here I confess that my heart filled with dread.  Just like I felt right before the opening ceremony of the Olympics started, there is one thought in my head.

Please don't fuck this up.

The Snowman is innocent, pure and beautiful.  I hear the sequel has a dog in it.  If it is powered by a rocket or can shoot snowballs at 20 shots a second, I am suing, well, somebody.

Everyone needs that bit of innocence in their lives, even if it is only for 26 minutes every Christmas. 

By the way Channel 4, just because you are showing a new version on Christmas Eve does not excuse you for showing the original too.   Don't kill my Christmas.  Thank you.

For UK viewers I have found out that the original is on on Sunday 23rd December 2012 at 6.25pm.  Woo hoo!!