It's been a modern Christmas with sock and beauty filled advent calendars to open each day, so here's a little step back in time to my little stack of Christmas DVDs. I do have a couple more ... Last Christmas, The Holiday and Love Actually are just three I can think of off the top of my head but they are minus their covers and stored safely in one of my DVD folders. I try and watch each film over the holiday period at some point, but any that miss a year get watched first the following one. I was going to give Love Actually a miss this year, but for some reason I have a sudden urge to see it again ... that final montage of greetings, hugs and kisses just lifts the heart.
It's amazing isn't it that DVDs are even starting to feel like a step into the past. I remember holding on to my VHS tapes for far too long and resisting the urge to buy new films on DVD because it seemed so strange. Now most films can be watched on streaming services like Sky, Netflix or BritBox, and all our terrestrial television can be found on various catch up services, and suddenly having a DVD collection seems slightly dated. But they come in useful when the internet goes off and you just want to sink into a much watched and much loved film or boxset, whether it be at Christmas or any other time.