Highlight of the Crimbo TV viewing was The Great Escape. The film has been around as long as I have; by now you would have thought that they would have learnt from their mistakes, but no, they still get caught. That motorbike is never going to get over the fence, Steve McQueen.
Dr Who was the only ‘must see’ TV this Crimbo, and even that was a little disappointing. Roll on Torchwood, which has become Dr Who for grown-ups.
But there was of course the glorious Christmas movie that is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I’m sure that by now I know the script better than Chevy Chase, but its laugh-out-loud funny every year.