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The Christmas Box

The Silver Archive, Special #1: The Christmas Box

by Paul Magrs (Obverse Books, 2017)

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Paul Magrs takes a nostalgic look at his perennial Christmas viewing—an eclectic mix of programmes taped predominantly from British television during the 70s, 80s and 90s. Although reader engagement will vary according to familiarity with these, the spirit shines through regardless.



Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

dir. Henry Selick (1993)

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Cue the skeleton:

“If Christmas fills your heart with woe, a schmaltz-fest souring your December

maybe you’ll prefer macabre stop-motion Halloween adventures

(but) Disney brings the curse of singing, rhymes so trying, Walt’s will lurking

Elfman’s lyrics don’t deliver Burton’s dark disturbance.”