Archive | December, 2012

Five must-watch TV shows for the festive season

22 Dec

After overindulging on homemade Christmas pudding, turkey and mince pies, there is no better way to get your family in the festive spirit, than snuggling down on the sofa to watch TV  to the glow of your Christmas tree lights. To make life easier and help you choose what to pick, we have compiled a list of the top five TV shows to watch this Christmas season…

– Downton Abbey Christmas Special (25 December, 20:45,  ITV1)

ITV 1 ©

ITV 1 ©

ITV’s Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama returns with a special episode in which the Crawleys are off to the Scottish Highlands for their annual summer holiday. With the family away, Carson will try to retain some form of order ensuring that the servants behave as one would expect… Continue reading

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Top Five Films to See in Edinburgh this Christmas

16 Dec

The Christmas season in Edinburgh is a time to have fun and enjoy the attractions and traditional markets but also a time to sit back and chill out with those you care about. Scotland’s capital offers a wide variety of options to delight cinema lovers, from well-known cinema chains to art-house film venues. Do you need help deciding what to watch? Here you are our top five recommendations! Please be aware that most of them are not typical Christmas-themed films per se, but some of the best-reviewed films of the year.

THE-HOBBIT-AN-UNEXPECTED-JOURNEY-Poster– The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey (2D & 3D)

Release date: 13 December 2012 (Odeon Lothian Road 2D & 3D / CineWorld / Cameo 2D & 3D / Vue 2D, 3D & 3D HFR)

Rating: 12A / Peter Jackson / 2012 / 169 min / Adventure, Fantasy

Peter Jackson’s highly expected prequel to the successful ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy is now playing in theatres worldwide and promises to delight the imagination of J.R.R Tolkien’s tales followers. Set in the familiar fantasy world of Middle-earth, the film follows the adventures of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) who is hired by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to accompany a group of 13 dwarves on their quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug, the dragon. Continue reading