children’s movie

  1. Arthur Christmas

    Call me a bah-humbug but I approach Christmas movies with great trepidation – they’re usually schmaltzy and overly sentimental and really, what can ever live up to that ultimate Christmas movie, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, for festive laughs? Well, I was forced to eat my

  2. Being Elmo

    One of my friends (a lawyer) was having a career crisis. He did a short course that promised to reveal his ‘ideal career’. The result was puppeteer. I told him that it was probably wise to keep his day job. Obviously Kevin Clash didn’t have

  3. Ruby Who?

    I’ve lost count of the number of times my kids have whined “Why can’t I have that?” or “Why can’t we buy this?” The irony of me humming Andrea True Connection’s seventies disco hit More, More, More is completely lost on them. The meaning of

  4. Tell me a Smorie

    One of the unexpected and extremely lovely benefits of my older sons learning to read is that they often read stories to the younger children. Like any narrator, a child will put their own mark on a story – whether it be creating voices for