Christmas is once again here, and along comes all the Christmas traditions that we have become so used to, and then some. One Christmas tradition is for many to watch cheesy, sentimental, more or less romantic films on television.
Not every one of these films have a clear Christmas theme, but they are in one way or another related to Christmas. Maybe the most famous Christmas film of them all, “It’s a Wonderful Life“ from 1946, is a good example, if there’s such a thing as a Christmas film genre.
And there are many more. One of the Christmas films from recent years is “Love Actually“ from 2003 which is shown regularly on television every year around Christmas time. If you just accept that it is a Christmas film it’s quite entertaining!
One dialogue from this films I find particularly funny is this one. It starts off scene #51 where Emma Thompson is Karen and Alan Rickman is Harry:
- Karen: That was a good night. Though I felt fat.
- Harry: Oh don’t be ridiculous.
- Karen: It’s true. Nowadays the only clothes I can get into were once owned by Pavarotti.
- Harry: I always think Pavarotti dresses very well.
This is a very good example of Pavarotti in popular culture. At least since the 1980’s many references to Pavarotti have popped up in for example films and tv-series. One day I’ll publish a list of the many films and tv-series that use Pavarotti as a cultural reference. In fact, I have counted around 100 (!!!) films and tv-series so far, and the list keeps growing.
Anyhow, it’s once again time to dress as well as Pavarotti and to celebrate Christmas in style with family, friends, good food and drink, a Christmas film, and the one and only Pavarotti!
In fact, that’s all you need for Christmas! 🙂
This post was first published 23-12-2015. Last revision 23-12-2015.