Episode 718: Christmas in Britain by · December 20, 2020 In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by Nerdist’s Kyle Anderson to discuss British Christmas movies.Related Posts:Episode 839: Movies About AmnesiaEpisode 844: Movies About Old HollywoodEpisode 837: Movies That Don't ExistEpisode 838: Cutting Quasi with Frank McGrathEpisode 843: Best Needle Drops Ever w/ Rico Gagliano &…Tyler Takes On the Oscars and Other Stuff You Might Have…Episode 835: Oscars 2023 (Tyler's Take)Episode 832: Through the Cracks 2022 Share
I recently watched Whoever Slew Auntie Roo, and I don’t recall anything about there being a history of kids disappearing at Roo’s house. Instead I think the boy just imagined that, and since Roo isn’t actually a cannibal witch it never really functions like that much of a horror movie.
Well, never let the truth get in the way of a good logline!
Kyle bringing up white Christmases en the Forst Fairs made me think he was going to mention one of my favorite Christmas facts. Charles Dickens was born in 1812, near the end of the super cold times. For the first eight years of his life, there was snow on Christmas. For the rest of his life, there was not. But because he remembered his childhood Christmases so fondly, in his stories, there was always snow on Christmas. That, and that alone, is why ‘white Christmas’ became a popular concept.