Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Very British Problems at Christmas (2015)
Posted by Lindsay at 8:00 AM
If you’ve seen the first season, there isn’t much in this Christmas special that isn’t addressed elsewhere, but if you haven’t, it’s probably a fine sample of the series.
The accounts of ridiculous social awkwardness around gift exchange or hosting a party are amusing because all the speakers have a sense of humor about it. It can also be heartening to those that have been there. I’ve read accounts of folks who have social anxiety finding this show reassuring -- hearing that other people (most of a country) feel the same way about, say, how to leave a boring party.
There were a few points of specifically Christmas interest for us, including descriptions of British Christmas traditions and philosophies about travelling at Christmas.
While I find this show more “amusing to have on” than “worth seeking out,” it’s entertaining enough, much like a fine-but-not-great holiday get together.