PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: K A LAITY

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MUSIC
A John Waters Xmas
Los Straightjackets Complete Xmas Songbook
Squirrel Nut Zippers Xmas Caravan
Rockin’ Little Xmas (a GREAT compilation)
To Drive the Winter Cold Away – Loreena McKennit
Dean Martin Xmas Album
Ding Dong – George Harrison
Father Christmas – The Kinks
December Will Be Magic Again – Kate Bush
And of course: No Xmas for John Quays & Protein Christmas – The Fall
+ a bunch of Scandinavian Xmas CDs that I don’t have in front of me now but mostly from Northside
BOOKS 
Austen
Pym
Wodehouse
Trollope
Gaskell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
FILMS
Bell, Book & Candle
Fanny & Alexander
Long Kiss Goodnight
Die Hard
In Bruges
The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Ref
The Thin Man
A Xmas Carol (Sim version)
Rare Exports
Scrooged
Shop Around the Corner
The Bishop’s Wife
Old Acquaintance (which is really New Years but so what)
TELEVISION
The Grinch Who Stole Xmas
Royle Family Xmas Specials (especially the year with Tom Courtenay)
Morecambe & Wise
Not Only But Also Xmas Special
A Wish for Wings that Work
Hogfather
A Christmassy Ted
League of Gentlemen Xmas Special
Mark E. Smith reading The Colour Out of Space on BBC
PLACES
Scotland
OTHER STUFF
Chocolate chocolate chocolate
Single malt
Brussel sprouts roasted with lots of garlic and olive oil
Handmade Xmas ornaments especially by kids
Singing
Cheesecake (but only mine)
Cookies baking
A roaring fire with yule log
Jingling bells
Dark
QUIET
K. A. Laity is an award-winning author, scholar, critic and arcane artist. Her books include How to Be Dull, White RabbitDream BookA Cut-Throat BusinessLush Situation, Owl Stretching, Unquiet Dreams, Chastity Flameand Pelzmantel. She has edited My Wandering Uterus, Respectable Horror, Weird Noir, Noir Carnival and Drag Noir, plus written many short stories, scholarly essays, songs, and more. Follow her on TwitterInstagram or Facebook. She also writes as Graham Wynd and Kit Marlowe.
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