This one was repeated last year, and is a classic of its era, and I think we would all agree that sometimes it behooves a TV Christmas Special to ask tough questions about consumerism at a festive period. But what Christmas Special looks like this?


It was made by Barbara Good of course, as played by the Dad’s favourite Felicity Kendall opposite the Mum’s favourite Richard Briers.

This is The Good Life Christmas Special where the rampant capitalism of the Ledbetter’s is contrasted with the self sufficient poverty of the Good’s. The Good Life was not as sophisticated as it could have been but the Christmas Special did at least try to engage with the issue of a commercialised Christmas without, for once, Margo falling in some shit.

You can watch it all on Youtube: