Every day till the end of 2016 I will be posting the latest entry in the Top 16 Films, Albums, TV and Books of 2016 — today is #7 — with #1s being announced on New Year’s Eve. Also today: Patrick's Christmas Message!
Written 24 December 2007. I'm dreaming of a Black Christmas… Well baby, seasons change but people don't and through the change from Autumn to Winter to Spring, Summer to Summer, most people probably don't, or at least haven't, but I have. All the apologies I haven't received apart, Christmas 2007 is a bizarre feeling. The … Continue reading 2007 Christmas Message
Written 24 December 2004. Never before has Christmas been such a pointless exercise. This festive celebration of marketing that once captivated a youthful gent has become an odorous smorgasbord of hackneyed messages, mostly revolving around expensive MP3 players, culminating in a day that serves only to remind us how irritating our families are. Bah humbug … Continue reading 2004 Christmas Message