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Classic British Christmas Comedies
Classic British Christmas Comedies
Genres: Comedy
NR     2008     5hr 30min

They don't make them like this anymore! Here on this special edition DVD are 12 of the funniest Christmas episodes from classic British sitcoms! Make your holidays a little merrier with this cracker of a comedy package! Fe...  more »


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Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: TeleVista
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/11/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 5hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Lesser-Known Britcoms Shine In This Holiday Collection
D. L. Bogart | Joplin, MO | 12/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Familiar Britcom faces from the 70's and 80's abound in this collection of holiday-themed episodes from the vaults of London Weekend Television and Yorkshire Television.

Highlights include Arthur Lowe as a loveable and cranky Irish priest in BLESS ME FATHER; Elaine Stritch vs. Donald Sinden in the East-meets-West domestic comedy TWO'S COMPANY; Reg Varney drives a double-decker of laughs ON THE BUSES; plus Sid James' riotous suburban holiday in ALL THIS AND CHRISTMAS TOO.

Many hidden gems lurk within this DVD collection (which clocks in at over FIVE hours): A daydreaming young man's search for romance (and parental approval) in BILLY LIAR; Workplace hi-jinx as only the Brits can pull it off in THE RAG TRADE; and a pickle-factory's Christmas pantomime goes pair-shaped in NEAREST AND DEAREST.

Sure, there are a few clinkers in this set (surely there was a better episode of PLEASE, SIR! out there?), but the gold nuggets FAR outweigh the coal.

The video source material is surprising good for programmes shot (mostly) on 70's/80's videotape, with clear strong audio (but no subtitles).

Overall, VERY highly recommended for the British TV comedy fan, especially if you're looking for something other than the same-old, same-old Britcom material usually found on BBC America or PBS.