For around 15 years now, our family has kept to a strict ritual. Every Christmas Eve we must watch a certain Christmas video and usually all together as a family. If circumstance parts us (only once so far!) we must seek refuge and watch the video somehow, anyhow. This is our family tradition.
Since the 80's I have adored comedian's Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. British readers will no doubt know who I'm banging on about. But it's their 90's sitcom Bottom where they partake as two 30-something society misfits that I've enjoyed the most. We made a pact all those years ago to watch the Holy episode every Xmas Eve come what may. It then spread out to every birthday and at Halloween, too, as these topics are covered in their series'. So I'll leave with just a couple of minutes' worth of the lads in their seasonal episode. And trust me - we know every word. Merry Christmas everyone.