From: J. C.
Date: 23 December 2004
Saturday 25th December 2004
The day the population grinds to halt, even Homebase is closed which is very welcome. I am not for Sunday shopping and don't believe in 24 hour consumption. I think it's sad to see people waiting outside shops on Boxing Day, with their money they got from old Granny Smith/Jones.
Forgetting the capitalism for one second, I was just browsing Radio Times this hollow evening. BBC Four has a few short ghost TV films by the writer M. R. James. Last night I watched 'Whistle and I'll Come to You', I thought it was a very good for a TV filmed production from 1968. But sadly that's where it ends for my positive outline.
Christmas Day TV utterly stinks to high heaven. God only knows what the TV executives were thinking or weren't? They are are probably snorting up snow-white in a trendy toilet bar in Florida.
ITV 1, 2, 3, I always forget ITV 364 days a year I certainly won't be watching it on the 25th. 'Midsomer Murders', 'Cornation Street', Emmerdale', 'The Elton John Story' more min-celebs licking up the big stars rings. 'Goodbye Mr Chips', and that's it your F@*ing ITV lost soul viewing!
BBC 1 just doesn't get off the ground - all the middle-class will be watching this channel. 'The Queen', just boring. They get the Worst Award for Christmas Day, 'Absolutely Fabulous', 'The Vicar of Dibley' and Harry F-ing Potter - dogsh@t!
BBC 2 again lacks anything exciting, 'Lesley Garrett', 'Dennis Potter', I am going to stop now. Where's the bloody films, stick a Mike Leigh film on, 'Nuts in May' now that will get you interested!
BBC 3 'Little Britain' what is that all about? Too many series get it off.
BBC 4 'Ill Postino' most people will be so pissed they won't be able to read the subtitles.
Channel 4 a few more films but still boring, 'Who Wrote the Bible?,' who cares? 'Buena Vista Social Club' I will watch this because I haven't seen it. But still a poor outting.
Five not even going there.
Happy Christmas viewing. Good luck with your relatives. Go for a walk and don't sit on your arse watching this worst Christmas Day TV ever!