Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
After a flurry of posts I’m signing off for Christmas now. My non-blogging life (I know, I actually have one!) has got in the way a bit this year so posts have been a few and far between, but hopefully you’ve enjoyed any you’ve read, and thanks for coming back to the site even though it’s not updated that regularly.
It’s been a good year for movies, and even though I haven’t been to the cinema as often as I’d like, (which would be daily) I’ve seen some great films, both new releases and late discoveries. Highlights for me have got to be Inception, Real Steel, Scott Pilgrim and, of course, Sherlock Holmes.
As for the blog, 2011 was the year I somehow managed to blag my way on to BBC Radio 4 and got a free phone from Windows/Nokia, which is pretty good going for someone who’s writing ability barely rivals Dan Brown. I’ve also added a new page where you can suggest movies you think I need to see or would like me to review.
I haven’t written any Christmas movie posts this year because over the last two I’ve pretty much covered everything, but I did catch two movies this year that I hadn’t seen before which deserve a quick mention.
The first is Elf, a movie people have been telling me I need to see pretty much since it came out but which I’ve avoided because *ducks for cover* I just don’t like Will Ferrell. The movie was cute, and did everything a Christmas movie should, but I found it a bit short on laughs for a film which people talk about as one of the funniest Christmas movies ever. All in all, it was disappointing, but hey, it’s Christmas, and I didn’t really care as long as it had the right amount of festive spirit.
The second film I watched had completely the opposite effect. I wasn’t expecting it to be that good and was pleasantly surprised. Turns out Nativity! is actually kind of good. Packed with British comic actors and cute little kids (I want to take that little ginger boy home) it’s got everything you need for a cosy Christmas film, with a surprising amount of heart. You might have overlooked it because it kind of flew under the radar, but if you’re not one of the Scrooges that hates Love Actually then I think you should give it a whirl.
And that’s it from me for 2011. I’ll be back in the New Year for this blog’s third birthday! (Who would have thought?)
Hope you all have fantastic Christmases and get your New Years off to a great start. Thanks again for taking the time to read my incoherent ramblings.