For some Christmas means one thing: Christmas themed TV specials. Nothing brings people together better watching than sitting around the box watching emergency births, surprise reunions and timely snow falls.
You can research the TV of Christmas past with this selection of excellent TV chosen by library staff.
“This is such a cool series about technology and society in the future, this one is especially great if you need to get away from the sugar of Christmas !!”
“It twists a dark, compelling, and unsettling story around Christmas and technology”.
“Whilst not the best ever episode of the show it has the key ingredients of a dysfunctional family, a bad Christmas party, and awkward moments, all put together with the running jokes that the series is famous for”
“It turns Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on its head and it hilarious”.
“Love everything about this”
“I like the Christmas special, the one where Patsy tries a little Turkey”
“I love that Peep Show where Mark’s parents come to them and Superhans goes as well.”
“A lot going on in this one. Very deep”
“It’s just so nice. At first. Then it’s hilarious”
Morecambe and Wise, Only fools and Horses, Gavin and Stacey
“Just love em!”
A festive glitterball competition
“Not a Christmas themed show but something we would watch every year as a family”. All them glistening, oily muscles, oh don’t.
Cold cut classics
“No idea if it’s still going but I’ve always liked their Christmas Specials- mainly because it caters to the humour of both my parents, which makes it an easy one to watch as a family, which is rather lovely.”
It is still going. Recently one of the younger characters announced his engagement.
“Just love ’em”
“Still find them funny even when they are repeated many times”
“Have wanted to see if for a few Christmasses now but been unable to because my Christmas companions have thought of it, a funny name, but I absolutely love the book. I’m looking forward to getting a big plate of cheese, a well aired Burgundy and watching this one day”.
This year (2017) the Northampton Square Library will be open 27th – 29th December 10 am – 6 PM for self-service and reference only use. Check Library Services website for more information on library opening times.
What’s your favourite Christmas shows? Tell us in the comments below.