December 28th, 2010
|07:35 pm - Doctor Who Christmas special|
Halfway out of the dark.
It's possible that I will always think of Christmas that way, from now on.
Well done, Moffat & Co.
Current Mood: pleased
I loved that quote too. And what a fun Steampunky brilliant episode. One of my favourite Christmas eps for sure. Normally these ones are a bit cheesy and slack but this was really special for me. :)
|Date:||December 29th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)|| |
Oh, yes, they had fun with the setting and the time travel and the characters.
But every time someone talked about the celebration at the solstice, mentioned "halfway through the dark," I got shivers. Because truly... that was the incarnation, wasn't it? And no wonder we celebrate it at the winter solstice. Halfway through the dark, indeed.
I hadn't thought of that until you pointed it out, but WOW. Yes.
It also puts paid (for me, at least) the "Christmas is really a pagan festival that the Christians stole" thing that people keep on saying. Now I will think of it more like "The pagan festival was a precursor to the real thing" instead. Even despite the fact that Christ was probably born in spring (Shepherds watching their flocks by night) because that's never bothered me, because it's like the Queen's Birthday, we don't celebrate it on her actual birthday, but it's a holiday anyway. And also despite the fact that in the southern hemisphere it isn't the winter solstice anyway. It's still good.
It is such a lovely thought, isn't it?