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FT Advent Calendar Of Christmas TV Specials: December 8th & 9th
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As is tradition, at least two of the FT advent calendar doors must be opened late – this just means double the chocolate for everyone! And the excuse to dress up in POSH FROCKS:
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FT Advent Calendar Of Christmas TV Specials: December 7th
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When I was little, what I really liked about Christmas was being able to stay up late, and sometimes, if I was lucky catch an episode of Tales Of The Unexpected or one of those weird portmanteau horror movies. I caught Dr Terror’s House Of Horr[…]

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FT Advent Calendar Of Christmas TV Specials: December 6th
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The best bit about Christmas specials is the sugar-coated MORAL at the end of the story where the authority figures remind the children that the holidays are about Giving and Sharing and Not Hitting Your Brother.
But what if your brother was a superh[…]

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FT Advent Calendar Of Christmas TV Specials: December 5th
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Christmas specials aren’t just the province of television. Every year all sorts of media throw Santa coated tat at us left, right and centre. All it takes is to go back to the Victorian age and there is Dickens knocking out a Christmas Carol, a[…]

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FT Advent Calendar Of Christmas TV Specials: December 4th
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Here on FT we love puns. We don’t mean to but we do. And behind today’s hastily arranged advent calendar window is probably the greatest pun to grace a TV Christmas Special ever. Even better than One Foot In The Algarve. Not necessarily t[…]

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FT Advent Calendar Of Christmas TV Specials: December 3rd
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Christmas is a time for the children, which means it’s also a time for endless kids’ TV specials. More than ever, in the age of the “DVD movie” stocking-stuffer. But this special has a little more to offer than just beloved &#[…]

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FT Advent Calendar of Xmas TV Specials: December 2nd
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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?

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