Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire – the lost gem of Christmas films

For all my yearly rewatches of Bernard and the Genie, The Holiday and the Christmas episodes of The Vicar of Dibley, there are some Christmas films or shows of yore I'd maybe forgotten about but loved at the time, and I am only just now rediscovering. Such is the case with Robbie the Reindeer. Partly … Continue reading Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire – the lost gem of Christmas films

#CrazyStupidPlaylist: The “Should’ve Been” Christmas Number Ones

The race is on, even as we speak, to discover who will be the identity of this year's Christmas number one single in the UK. Regular readers may remember that back in 2017 I did a blog recounting my favourite Yuletide chart toppers of yore. But of course, this being the UK, for every 'Do … Continue reading #CrazyStupidPlaylist: The “Should’ve Been” Christmas Number Ones

Our thoughts on Jesy Nelson leaving Little Mix – and why the music industry still needs to change

When I wrote my review of Little Mix's current album Confetti last month, I mentioned in my parting words that I wouldn't be surprised if this ended up being their last album for a while. Little did I realise that statement I made would come to fruition quite so soon after the fact. For the … Continue reading Our thoughts on Jesy Nelson leaving Little Mix – and why the music industry still needs to change

Alex’s End of Year Prizes 2020: Nominations and Vote for Reader’s Choice

It is with great pleasure that I announce the nominations for my annual End of Year Prizes. It's our last blog of the year that we do every Boxing Day, to look back on the year that's just gone and celebrate what's been great and good about it. Obviously, things are a little bit different … Continue reading Alex’s End of Year Prizes 2020: Nominations and Vote for Reader’s Choice