In the mood for a movie this Christmas? Let me recommend Kenneth Branagh’s In the Bleak Midwinter (also known as A Midwinter’s Tale), about a group of actors putting on a Christmastime production of Hamlet. It’s a funny, sweet story. (It is rated “R,” but the rating seems way overcautious to me–there’s no violence or sex, and the language isn’t saltier than some of what gets on television these days.)
Read “A Christmas Carol” for the umpteenth time? Try “The Haunted Man,” one of Charles Dickens’s lesser known Christmas stories, this year instead.
And for our feature presentation, “Christmas 1484 With Richard III,” see the post below.