More festive flicks for my 365 Film Challenge. Film #126: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale A drilling team in Finland discover a burial mound and inadvertently unleash Joulupukki, a creature that inspired the modern version of Santa. Unfortunately this creature isn't the jolly present giving type, more the stealing children and punishing them. It's an … Continue reading 12, sorry 10, Films of Christmas Part 2
As a festive special I thought I'd watch 12 Christmas Movies for my 365 Film Challenge. Film #114: Black Christmas (2019) A slasher set at Christmas as a bunch of sorority girls are picked off by a mysterious killer. first kill has a certain dark humour, with the victim making a snow angel as they … Continue reading 12 Films of Christmas Part 1
Singing competitions' reign at the top was over, and they'd only get three of the top tens here. The others were a mix of novelty songs, charity records and a few straightforward pop singles. So, kinda like it was in the '80s. #10. I Love Sausage Rolls- LadBaby ('19) #9. We Built This City- LadBaby … Continue reading Christmas Number One Rankings: ’10s
The '00s was the era of the singing competition Christmas number one, and half of the list is made up of these (four X Factor winners and one Popstars: The Rivals). The other half is a total mixed bag. #10. When You Believe- Leon Jackson ('07) The X Factor format was locked in at this … Continue reading Christmas Number One Rankings: ’00s
The nineties Christmas number ones are a real mixed bag. #10. Mr. Blobby- Mr. Blobby ('93) A godawful novelty song by the inexplicably popular and utterly terrifying Mr Blobby. It's irritatingly catchy (and ripped off in Lily Allen's "Alfie"), mindless crap. And every year leaves it more of a mystery as to why "Blobbymania" ran … Continue reading Christmas Number One Rankings: ’90s
Figured I'd do a few blogs where I rank all the Christmas number ones for every decade from the '80s until now. The eighties are a mix of random pop songs and deliberately "Christmassy" tracks. The quality varies greatly so let's get to it. #10: There's No One Quite Like Grandma- St Winifred's School Choir … Continue reading Christmas Number One Rankings: ’80s
I was on the Huffington Post page today, checking in on the news and at the top of the page was an advert for Amazon's Boxing Day sale. This is common enough, and I quite like the January sales, you have Christmas money to burn and there's always one item from your wishlist that Santa … Continue reading Yule Log-In
Long time followers of this blog will know that I have long been interested in the tabloid saga that is Josie Cunningham's life (click the tag for more). Since gaining notoriety as the "NHS boob job girl", Josie has been a regular feature in the tabloids, her life becoming a soap opera that has seen … Continue reading On the first day of Christmas, Josie gave to me, the news I was a daddy: Josie Cunningham: The Final Chapter
So written this in advance to keep my streak going as I won't be getting online today due to work and family stuff, so wishing you all a Merry Christmas and sharing a couple of festive pictures. For non Christians, I hope you enjoy the perks that come from this holiday (January sales, classic … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Okay, so I've written about this subject before (twice actually) and I apologize if this just sounds like an grumpy old git whinging about technology, but it infuriated me and this is my blog, so I'll write about what I like. This is a plea to WH Smith, for the love of any deity you … Continue reading The most annoying thing in the world?