Sneaking into #Christmas with Robin Robin: All warm mousey feelings, family and magic shiny wishing stars(review)

It honestly seems like Aardman Animation can do no wrong. Whether it’s the cheese-saturated domestic adventures of Wallace and Gromit or the hilarious mischievous of Shaun the Sheep, Aardman, known chiefly for their inspired stop-motion animation storytelling, have a gift, like Pixar, their spiritual narrative-shapers across the Atlantic, have a Continue Reading

It’s beginning to look like a kids’ books Christmas: Jingle Bells, What Does Santa Do When It’s Not Christmas? + more

I love Christmas and in many ways, I am still a kid at heart (more looking at life with excitable eyes way, not so much the tantrums). So, it makes sense that among all the other things I love about the festive season that I really enjoy reading kids’ books Continue Reading

Already listening to Christmas music: Quick reviews of new albums by Josh Turner, Darren Criss and Kristin Chenoweth

It’s a question as old as time, or at least the festive season, anyway – when should you begin listening to Christmas music? There are some, of course, who will quite seriously question why you stopped at all, wholly convinced, and honestly after the hellscape of the last two years Continue Reading