Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Yes – it is about Christmas and I can’t abide talk of Christmas before 1st December but as a comedy goes this one is brilliant. A whole family surviving under one roof for Christmas with all the different generations getting along or sparking off each other. The characters are well drawn from the odd uncle who is perceived to have failed as a doctor who traditional does a puppet play that is dreaded, the older relative causing chaos in someone else’s kitchen, the strange visitor, the allegations of cheating in the board games, the haggard parents trying to deal with excited children and what can happen under the mistletoe after a glass of vino. Very entertaining and even if I did feel a bit humbug it was well worth the trip.