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Made me feel very christmassy
on 5 December 2012
I watched it in the cinema at the end of November and walked out in a really great Christmas mood (and I hadn't been christmassy when I'd gone in!). I pre-ordered the DVD so I could enjoy it over and over again.
Yes it's very 'staged', but then many things are, particularly Christmas specials. It is a wonderful spectacle to watch: I found the setting romantic, the playing uplifting and the singing divine. There is something here for everyone - classical orchestra, Christmas songs, children's choir, sopranos, tenors and a male voice choir. Santa makes an appearance and a 10 year old ballerina flies through the air.
I don't have SKY so I don't feel at all cheated by paying for this DVD - I can watch it whenever I want, not when someone else dictates and can have it on in the background as an audio track when I'm working at the computer (which is what I'm doing now).
I highly recommend this DVD - invite some friends round, drink a few glasses of mulled wine and start your Christmas celebration early!