Holidays

Holiday Cheer: Have Yourself a British Little Christmas

This is a slightly updated version of a post from Christmas 2011. But, since Christmas crackers and mince pies are always awesome in my opinion, it seemed worth sharing again. Hope all of you are having a wonderful Christmas Eve!

Most of the biggest – well at least most important and/or most popular – Christmas traditions in Great Britain are…shall we say very well established, with many having been around in some form or other for hundreds of years. There are certainly more great British Christmas activities that didn't make this list - for example, the Top of the Pops Christmas Number 1 is something that's always fun to speculate about at this time of year, but these are some of the most prominent.

Happy New Year to All!

Happy New Year, Telly Visions readers! Wishing all of you all the best in 2012 – hoping you have a wonderful year, full of lots of love, laughter, and, of course, some really great British television.

Things I’m particularly looking forward to in the new year? New Sherlock obviously, as well as Downton Abbey’s return, new Absolutely Fabulous after a multiyear absence, and finally getting my teeth into Doc Martin to catch up and get myself ready for new episodes this Spring.

Other things I’m excited to try? The Fades, Merlin Series 4, finally having the time to get into Misfits Series 3, the BBC’s new Great Expectations, a new series of Doctor Who in the Fall, Julian Fellowes’ Titanic miniseries, a new series of Skins, Stella, more Poirot, another series of Upstairs Downstairs, Call the Midwife, Birdsong, and I imagine a bunch of other things I’ve managed to leave off this list or that I didn’t even know existed. If 2011 was anything to go by, the new year will doubtless bring us some fantastic programs, both new and familiar.

What are you most looking forward to in British TV in 2012?

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas, Telly Visions readers! If you’re celebrating of course – Happy Sunday and long weekend, if you’re not. Hope Santa brought you something outstanding!

And, while there’s an opportunity, we’d like to reiterate how happy and grateful that you’re all here with us, reading and commenting and tweeting. It’s the best present a girl could ask for really. Well, that and maybe those classic Doctor Who box sets I don’t own yet. But you guys are still better than that.

Looking forward to a really fantastic 2012 with all of you!