I often ask the guest authors on my blog a few questions about themselves as well as their work … so from time to time, in the interest of fairness, I feel I should subject myself to the same – in this case, adapting for the time of year!
So – if I was stuck on a desert island at Christmas (which would be a tad warmer than Yorkshire at the moment!) …
Which 3 Christmas movies would I take?
White Christmas (1954) – Obviously. Toe-tapping songs, great dancing, unashamed schmaltz, and those dresses … oh, those dresses. I always weep when it snows at the end. Just can’t help myself.
Elf (2003) – We only discovered this recently and absolutely love it. Funny, sweet and festive. And it has Bob Newhart in it.
The Tailor of Gloucester (animated, 1993, Beatrix Potter – The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends) – heart-warming. And Simpkin the cat bears more than a passing resemblance to our tabby.
Which 3 Christmas songs?
Silver Bells – Doris Day – filled with magic and anticipation. What a spectacular voice that woman has.
White Christmas – Bing Crosby – Well, you can’t have Christmas without Bing, can you?
I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – Dean Martin – Okay, not specifically a Christmas song, but wintry, anyway, and that voice just wraps you in velvet.
So – over to you! I’d love to hear what your Christmas ‘desert island’ choices would be …