By Kat Lawson
It’s December, the festive season is well and truly upon us and so we thought we’d give a little bit back by sharing some life lessons we learnt from our favourite Christmas films.
1. Always use a step ladder if you can’t reach to put the star on the top of the tree.
The sofa is not a proper springboard.
2. Never leave the tree lights on near your grumpy house cat.
You never know when your furry friend might be down to the last of his nine lives.
3. Not all presents are gender neutral.
While girls can like cars and boys can like Barbie dolls, and some grown men do like to dress up in women’s underwear, not all do! And it’s not really the best thing to get your Dad either!
4. Your true family are those who are there when you need them – not necessarily those you are related to.
5. Sometimes it’s best to stick to what you are good at, and leave Christmas to Santa and the Elves.
Don’t worry Jack, we’ll come back to you for Halloween.
6. All’s fair in love and war, and the pursuit of this year’s hottest Christmas present.
7. Always buy your Christmas tree from a shop.
And if you insist on dragging your family out into the countryside with you to go and steal one, make you sure take a chainsaw or an axe or something it cut it down with!
8. Never leave your Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve!
Whilst it is a story line of many a Christmas film or sitcom Christmas special, leaving your shopping until Christmas Eve is never a good idea and results in anger and disappointment.
9. Always triple check the headcount before getting on a flight to another continent.
Because who knows what kind of mayhem will be wreaked in your absence.
10. Eat, drink and be merry! Spend the festive season with those nearest and dearest to you. Help those less fortunate and be thankful for everything and everyone you have.
Merry Christmas from all of us here at The Film Magazine!