Cunk on Christmas

Although this is a year old, I don’t think I’ve posted “Cunk on Christmas” before, and it’s appropriate as most people are still on holidays. Here the incomparable Philomena finds the true meaning of Christmas in a half-hour BBC special. As usual, she calls on various academics as Christmas Experts.

Note the mention of Richard Dawkins at 28 seconds in.

16 Comments

  1. Posted December 27, 2017 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Don’t know if you’ve seen my OT comment on your previous post but Diane Morgan (Cunk) is on The Infinite Monket Cage Christmas Special. I’m just about to listen to it now.

    • Serendipitydawg
      Posted December 27, 2017 at 9:07 am | Permalink

      Entertaining edition but Ms Morgan’s wit is not entirely to the fore.

  2. Jenny Haniver
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    I’ll watch Miss Cunk while I drink my morning coffee.

    For more irreverent Holiday cheer, one can
    go caroling with Hitch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZJ0mo0r3zs. And he’s even wearing a Santa’s hat!

  3. Liz
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    I was not aware of the pagan origin. “We tend to attach the words to the music instead.”

  4. naveen1941
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    If only it was done in any accent other than that, I could have continued. A holiday on a fictitious person is a clunk, especially when they consider other narratives as mythology but say theirs is true.

  5. naveen1941
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    If only it was done in any accent other than that, I could have continued. A holiday on a fictitious person is a clunk, especially when they consider other narratives as mythology but say theirs is true. No I did not say this before.

  6. Kjf
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Every time a historian of the First World War has to point out that the photo of the soldiers playing football (at 21:50) was taken in Salonica in 1915, not in France in 1914, an angel gets his wings.

    • Claudia Baker
      Posted December 27, 2017 at 11:35 am | Permalink

      🙂

  7. allison
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Richard Dawkins “thinks God is a twat who isn’t even there” 😅😅😅

  8. Samphire
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    At 6:22 the Queen’s chaplain shows that she doesn’t know her Bible very well.

  9. Kevin
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Cunk is to Christmas as a New Earth Creationist is to Evolution: the same gob-smacking lack of comprehension with the real world.

    • friendlypig
      Posted December 29, 2017 at 3:43 am | Permalink

      Methinks thou hast missed the sharp bit!

      • Kevin
        Posted December 29, 2017 at 8:28 am | Permalink

        Nay otherly. I am undividedly perspicacious of the honed extremity.
        I saw the same look of bewilderment on those being interviewed by Cunk as I saw on Dawkin’s face when he was interviewing Wendy Wright (the “did she actually say that” expression, or “Even if I fully explain it, she’s still going to see it her way”).

        Diane Morgan knows that Cunk is a headbanger, Wendy Wright doesn’t know that she herself is.

        Kent Hovind and Ayn Rand are two other similar candidates: their own realities impregnable to modification.

  10. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted December 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I’ll watch this later, but : I bet if one looks for the true meaning of Halloween, they’ll reach the same conclusions – and I mean this in a straightforward way…. perhaps Cunk has a bit on this….

    • ThyroidPlanet
      Posted December 28, 2017 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

      Oh man, I saw this last year, and it’s so good – “wouldn’t it have been more impressive if he was built, like R2-D2”

    • ThyroidPlanet
      Posted December 28, 2017 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

      …. aaaand done.

      Can’t wait to listen next year … hey,… I sense a new Christmas tradition!


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