Im watching series 2 of The Brothers, which is very very good (except everyone keeps being awful to each other and I just want them to get along!). I was looking something up about the show and apparantly it was so popular in the Netherlands (where it was called The Hammonds) that the cast recorded a Christmas album (!) that was only ever released there, for reasons both business and, presumably, personal (I mean, if I were Derek Benfield I’d want this thing hushed up).
I’ve never been more excited to own something terrible (I am ordering this from discogs asap).
Bonus: Doctor Who fans, this features Colin Baker singing White Christmas (not to mention a duet of Good King Wenceslas with Pat O'Connell)
A Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Christmas special.
I wouldn’t even care what it’s about.
Give me an hour of Segundus watching people open their presents from him with the dorkiest smile on his face. Give me Childermass and Vinculus trying to cook Christmas dinner with a recipe they finally found hidden amongst the other writings on his skin. Give me Christmas carols in the York Minster, with Honeyfoot conducting a choir of statues in singing Good King Wenceslas.
Give me a Hogfather crossover, so everyone can be freaked out not only by the fact that Mr Teatime is trying to ruin the fun, but also the fact that he looks eerily like a certain faerie they all thought dead.
Give me Stephen dressing as Father Christmas and presenting presents to all those who face being miserable, lonely or oppressed in the festive season.
Give me Lady Pole organising a Christmas party… and insisting that no gentleman be involved whatsoever. Dancing is permitted, so long as the ladies can agree which one of them will lead!
Give me Arabella hanging mistletoe over all the mirrors in the house, hoping that somehow, Jonathan will appear on the other side to kiss her.
GIVE ME A DOOR OF SNOW INSTEAD OF RAIN AND LET THE PRECIOUS ONES COME THROUGH IT AND COME HOME IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
COME ON BBC YOU’VE GOT 4 MONTHS TILL DECEMBER YOU CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN