Month: December, 2020

Film

Christmas Favourite: Elf

Elf is my favourite Christmas film. Elf was made in 2003, and to this day is still one of the greatest Christmas movies to be made. It is a spirited, good-natured family comedy, and it benefits greatly from Will Ferrell’s funny and charming performance as one of Santa’s biggest helpers. It’s a bit of a…

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30 years of Home Alone

Home Alone is one of the greatest Christmas classics! It has succeeded in establishing itself a Christmas tradition, as well as making three sequels, and the whole franchise in and of it. It’s a great comedy movie exploring the fantasy of a young boy, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), having the entire house to himself, which I…

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Christmas Favourite: Nativity

Every year, on the 1st December, one film graces my screen and has done for the past 10 years. Nativity, for me, encapsulates everything I love about Christmas. Funny, charming and silly, the film champions normality by specifically casting normal children with no previous experience to play the lead roles. This adds a wonderful charm…

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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey review

A truly festive family film, but in all honesty I would say Jingle Jangle is like marmite. You either love it or hate it. Essentially what is a Christmas musical would be loved by those of an optimistic nature, but hated by the Grinches. Nevertheless, some of the set was filmed in Norwich’s iconic Elm…

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My Favourite Non-Festive Christmas Films

For lots of people, December marks the start of the annual festive film marathon, but what about those who don’t celebrate Christmas, or simply don’t fancy watching the Home Alone trilogy for the billionth year running? This is where non-Christmas, Christmas films come in. The sort of films that have little to no mention of…

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Christmas Favorite- Muppets Christmas Carol

Adapted from the legendary Dickens novella, The Muppet Christmas Carol stands proud as my favourite Christmas film. I truly believe that this musical bonanza is the definitive Christmas film and the best retelling of the Christmas Carol story to date. With the familiar faces of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and Rizzo leading the Muppet…

Gaming

Board Games

The Game of Life When my family and I fancy an afternoon playing a board game, we usually reach for The Game of Life. It’s fun, easy, and absolutely hilarious when someone lands on a spot and has to give up all their money (it’s usually the sore loser among the group). The Game of…

Gaming

Games of the Year

Animal Crossing: New Horizons It seems almost impossible to write about the top games of 2020 without mentioning Animal Crossing! The seemingly perfect timing of the game’s release as most of the world was in, or heading into, nationwide lockdowns was probably one of the greatest accidental marketing strategies of all time. The game instantly…

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