116: Christmas Vox Pop 1

In a few days time, the At The Flicks team will start to reveal some of their favourite Christmas movies.

Before we begin that controversial voyage (very controversial with some of Neil’s choices), we thought it would be a great idea to find out what our listeners and fellow contributors consider their favourites. Did they match ours, were there any ideas we could steal, will this be useful reminder for Neil that Christmas is actually coming etc?

At the Flicks · 116: Christmas Vox Pop 1

It was so great talking to everyone that Graham forgot to turn off the recording (makes a change from forgetting to start the recording – more on that in our end of year reveal) and we ended up with enough material for TWO shows. We did try to edit it down to one, but Jeff insisted we have to let him speak – you know what divas are like! So you lucky listeners get two vox pops shows. One today and the other tomorrow.

In this first show we have:

  • BBC presenter Jo Durrant telling us her favourites along with some of her food associations for Christmas
  • Elijah (from revisiting the classics with Elijah) surprising us with a favourite we did not know and also telling us unusual places he has spent the Christmas holidays
  • Rich (from Cindemics Nerds Podcast) tells us about a Christmas Eve film watching tradition so good Jeff plans to copy it this year (well he did until Rich placed a copyright notice on it!!!).

In the previous show, Em from Verbal Diorama revealed a Christmas film she does not like. It seems there is no love for this British movie as it is mentioned in a negative light again today. What is it? You will have to listen to the show to find out.

Tomorrow we will have Vox Pops show 2. More great guests and more of Jeff loving the sound of his own voice.

Until then stay safe and at least think about putting up that Christmas Tree.

Bye for now.


The Toy That Saved Christmas (short)

A Christmas Carol

by the late great Richard Willams and mentioned by Jo

Film List

Below is a list of all the films and TV Shows referenced in this Podcast.

  • A Christmas Carol (2009)
  • A Christmas Carol (TV) (1971)
  • Citizen Kane
  • Die Hard
  • Four Weddings And A Funeral
  • Groundhog Day
  • Home Alone
  • Home Alone 2 : Lost In New York
  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Love Actually
  • Mars Needs Moms
  • Miracle On 34th Street (1994)
  • Notting Hill
  • Sarah, Plain And Tall
  • Scoob
  • Scrooge (1970)
  • Star Wars : The Force Awakens
  • The Adventures Of Tintin : The Secret Of The Unicorn
  • The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
  • The Man Who Saved Christmas
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • The Polar Express
  • The Snowman (1982)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • The Toy That Saved Christmas (1996)
  • Zack Synder’s Justice League