Thursday, 17 December 2015

Radio Times' Christmastime

I always feel a bit sad when I spend Christmas away from home. Especially a year like this when winter is not even remotely here. It is both devoid of snow and mild. The mildest December on record, apparently. That said, there are little things I do enjoy about spending Christmas in the UK, or at least little rituals and traditions we have which makes it special. One of them is reading the season's Radio Times.I only it's only a TV guide, but Christmas in England would not be the same without it. I actually find it more entertaining than many of the movies on schedule it reviews. So I was considering buying it yesterday, but my wife beat me to it. And when you have it, you know Christmastime can start. It must represent something in British psyche: my parents in law, among others, always buy one for Christmas.

3 comments:

Deborah ShireGardener said...

Christmas isn't Christmas without a Radio Times. Even so, it does not make up for the unseasonably mild weather, but it is an informal announcement of the intention that Christmas Day will soon be here.
If you want a snow fix, trot over to my blog! It's there!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i give up. i am dying eggs and getting ready for eater. i was in my lower gardens today and saw that my daffodils are up by 7 inches and my hostas are about 3 inches. i hate el nino!

Guillaume said...

@Deborah-Thanks! I'm watching the pictures right now. Absolutely lovely. And I am so ashamed I did not see you mentioned me on your previous post! Thank you so much for the kind words.
@Jaz-There is an old saying in French, "Noël au balcon, Pâques aux tisons", which means a mild Christmas announces a freezing Easter.