“Pas de chance, Ong Bak. Pas de chance.”

On a lighter note, I think, at the Guardian Joe Queenan wants to banish Christmas movies.. [Bah humbug? – Ed] Indeed.

Christmas movies come in four basic varieties: the cuddly, the cloying, the cretinous and the cute. It’s a Wonderful Life, a putatively heartwarming story about a small-time banker with a heart of gold, manages to combine all four elements, as it inexplicably lionises a lunkheaded ninny who risks the financial health of his community by making a series of bad loans to people who are in no position to repay them. Particularly unsuitable for holiday viewing this year, the 1947 Frank Capra classic should really be called It’s a Wonderful Subprime Life.

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  • @Joe Queenan

    “Kate Walsh is the American people’s gift to the planet.” – there, fixed it for you.

    Reese Witherspoon indeed…

  • Rory Carr

    He’s right about Bad Santa. It is one wicked, bad-ass movie and the mere recommendation to watch it, if you already haven’t, is a Christmas gift in itself. Goes down especially well with a bottle of your favourite restorative easily to hand and a large spliff smouldering away close by.

    May I wish a Happy Christmas to all who work so hard to make the facility of Slugger available and those who create and who post its multi-varied content and of course all of those, who like me, merely visit to demonstrate to the world just what a shit-hot smartass I am.

    My best wishes to you all.

  • Pete Baker

    And a Happy Christmas to you too, Rory.