Friday, December 21, 2007

Le Pere Noel Est Une Ordure (according to the French)

This brilliantly translated Wikipédia entry (read it to the bottom - it gets worse) describes a 'black comedy' that is shown every Christmas in France and always attracts a devoted following. It must make a refreshing break from all those Ferndandel movies... In Sweden, it seems, an hour of Donald Duck - broadcast every Christmas Eve since 1959 - is enough to glue half the population to the TV screen. German festive highlights invariably include a 1980s adaptation of Little Lord Fauntleroy and lots of Roger Whittaker, who is huge in Germany (but has to learn every song phonetically as he has no German). So chin up, things could be worse - happy Christmas (and remember, turn off that telly)!


  1. Speaking of ordure, that reminds me - I have to just nip off now to my phrontistery. 'Scuse me.

  2. You are very fortunate to have one, Bretwalda.

  3. German new year highlights are weirder... theres this play/comedy called "Same Procedure as Last Year"...