Dreaming of a gold Christmas?

by Stephen Tall on December 4, 2006

Various Lib Dem luminaries have been asked to select their festive choices for reading and viewing. Frankly I’m hurt I wasn’t asked… but I imagine TPTB in the party assumed bloggers didn’t need much of an invitation to thrust their unwanted views on the public at large. And they were right.

So if you’re just dying to know how Ming Campbell, Saj Karim, Dorothy Thornhill, Chris Rennard, Tim Pickstone or Tom McNally are going to be whiling away their time over Christmas then click here. (M’Lord Rennard proves himself to have previously unknown intellectual shallows.)

If, however, you’re looking for some truly stimulating fare, here’s my rarefied short-list:


  • JFK: an Unfinished Life, Robert Dallek
  • The Discomfort Zone, Jonathan Franzen
  • Significant Others (Tales of the City V), Armistead Maupin
  • Ruling Passions (Dalziel & Pascoe), Reginald Hill
  • On Beauty, Zadie Smith

Other entz

  • Frasier, Season 5 (dvd)
  • Queer As Folk USA (dvd)
  • The Mighty Boosh Live (dvd)
  • The Sweet Escape, Gwen Stefani (cd)
  • The Wire, Season 1 (dvd)

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