Thursday, 9 December 2010

Ninth Day of Advent

- December 9th -
Today's Christmas moment comes from the most unlikely source; Monty Python's Meaning of Life. A film that has virtually nothing to do with the festive season, yet has one of the greatest Christmas song and dance routines you'll ever see.
Famously a highly controversial film (still banned in countries like Malaysia, Bhutan and, for many years, Ireland and New Zeland) Meaning of Life is usually most Monty Python fan's least favourite film, but I have to admit it's probably my favourite of the three (or four, if you want to count And Now For Something Completely Different).
One of it's greatest moments is right at the end when, at the end of the penultimate sketch, all the characters die and we follow them up to Heaven - only to find out that it's Christmas (but then, it's Christmas every day in Heaven).
All the recognisable tropes are present in the song and dance; the Nativity, angels, people in Father Christmas outfits, consumerism and...erm...Quasimodo.
video
Christmas In Heaven - Monty Python's Meaning Of Life

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