Christmas books, films and other things can be awfully serious. And there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, I’d say it’s downright necessary. But Christmas is also a silly season, so I’ve made a short list of silly books and films that will make you want to dress up as an weird-looking elf and dance around the living room.
1.’Invasion of the Christmas Puddings’ by Jeremy Strong. Have a read of what’s in store: “’Tis the season to be jolly tra-la-la-la-la … BUT WAIT!
Father Christmas’s EVIL brother, Bad Christmas, is plotting to take over the world.
His poisonous Christmas puddings that turn humans into zombies are pouring through from The Other Side in their millions. Millions of Christmas puddings, all made of deadly sticky matter!
But four children from Plumpot Primary have escaped the puddings. Are they in time to stop Bad Christmas and save the world?
Prepare to be … puddified!” Goodreads.
2. Of course it wouldn’t be Christmas if you hadn’t watched ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ at least ten times in which the Muppets tell their version of Charles Dickins’s ‘A Christmas Carol’. One of my favourite moments is when Gonzo sets Rizzo on fire and Rizzo runs around shouting, “Light the lamp, not the rat, light the lamp, not the rat! Put me out, put me out, put me out!” imdb
3. Now I’ll turn your attention to ‘The Smallest Gift of Christmas’ by Peter H. Reynolds. This is one of new favourite Christmas tales. “Roland can’t wait for Christmas Day, and when the morning finally arrives he races downstairs to see what is waiting for him. What he sees stops him in his tracks. Could that tiny present really be what he had waited all year for? It has to be the smallest gift he had ever seen! So Roland wishes for something bigger . . . and bigger . . . and bigger. But he’s still convinced there must be a bigger gift somewhere in the universe. Will he know it when he sees it? Peter H. Reynolds’s spare, free-spirited illustrations and heartwarming text make this be-carefulwhat-you-wish-for story the perfect holiday gift.”
4.And finally please, oh please, watch with your family the ‘Robbie the Reindeer Trilogy’. It’s a hugely fun film series. “Robbie, an out-of-condition reindeer, tries to earn a place on Santa’s crack sleigh team.” imdb.
Wishing you all a silly season with lots of laughter, good books and family films!