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Merry Xmas Everyday – How the Chart Rivalry Between Slade and Wizzard Gave Birth to the Christmas No. 1 Race

It used to not be such a big deal to have a no. 1 single on Christmas Day.  UK charts had started keeping track of album sales since 1952, but having that top spot on Christmas wasn’t a big deal until 1973.  The road to this point would...Show More Summary

Brit Christmas: Ten More British Christmas Songs for Your Holiday – Which is Your Favorite?

Christmas inspires musicians to create new songs to celebrate the holiday or cover old favorites that everyone loves.  In the past, we’ve covered ten of Britain’s best Christmas songs, but of course, these are not the only carols that...Show More Summary

Brit Lit: Ten British Christmas Books To Get You in the Christmas Spirit

The United Kingdom has produced some of the world’s best literature from children’s books to novels, so it should be no surprise that some of the greatest Christmas stories have come from Britain.  Some of the UK’s Christmas storiesShow More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on Darkest Hour – Review

When I was heading for my 750th column, I was hoping to watch one of two British films and take it on. Unfortunately, this one was not yet in theatres, so I had to make do with Murder on the Orient Express. Fortunately, it seems Focus...Show More Summary

Ten British Christmas Traditions Every Anglophile Will Learn to Love – Which is Your Favorite?

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #4 of the Anglotopia Magazine in 2016. Don’t miss out on great writing about British travel and culture by subscribing to the Anglotopia magazine and supporting Anglotopia’s efforts to celebrate all things British. Show More Summary

See BRIAN BLESSED cover Stormzy’s “Big For Your Boots.”

I am legitimately surprised that I haven’t brought up BRIAN BLESSED in these 755 columns I’ve written for Anglotopia. The man is a legend, but before I get to that, I should probably get to this: This was made for his Christmas special...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Magazine: Cover Reveal for Issue #9 – Now Taking Pre-orders

  We can now reveal the cover for Issue #9 of the Anglotopia Magazine. Issue #9 marks the beginning of our third year of publishing the Anglotopia Print Magazine. The magazine has exceeded all our expectations and it’s now firmly part of our long-term plans. Show More Summary

British songwriters create the “perfect” Christmas song

Christmas music is one of the most polarising types of music out there, and perhaps it’s because there’s only a couple dozen Christmas songs that get much exposure, and they don’t add new songs to mix it up very often. From the perspective...Show More Summary

British Christmas: How the Victorians Invented Christmas as We Know It

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #4 of the Anglotopia Magazine in 2016. Don’t miss out on great writing about Britain by subscribing to the Anglotopia Print Magazine today! Today, when Christmas decorations begin...Show More Summary

British Recipe Corner: Perfect Mince Pies by Jane Colston – Make Your Christmas A Little More British

Editor’s Note: This recipe originally appeared in Issue #4 of the Anglotopia Magazine last year. The author has kindly consented to us republishing it this year. This is the recipe that Mrs Anglotopia follows and if you follow our Facebook page, you’ll have seen her share the process this past weekend. Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five of the Best Moments from The Grand Tour’s First Series

And they’re back!  After the BBC declined to renew Jeremy Clarkson’s contract following his assault of producer Oisin Tymon, Top Gear co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May, along with producer Andy Wilman, opted to make their own...Show More Summary

Christmas Telly: Doctor Who Christmas Special 2017 New Trailers 

Christmas is almost here which means we will have a new Doctor Who special, which will be the final outing for Peter Capaldi. The BBC have released a new trailer: And here’s the previous one. Doctor Who has become a staple of our Christmas celebrations. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: Ten Interesting Facts About Netflix’s The Crown

Last year, Netflix gave birth to another of its many original programmes.  Starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, The Crown has become a huge hit for the streaming service on both sides of the Atlantic.  Following Queen Elizabeth II and...Show More Summary

Top 5 Brit Kits from British Corner Shop – Shipping for Christmas

Cadbury Chocolate Selection – Full house Crazy about Cadbury? Then this delicious Cadbury Chocolate Selection – Full House Brit Kit contains all your Cadbury favourites! From Boost, Picnic, Wispa, Flake, Twirl, Crunchie, Double Decker,...Show More Summary

Brit Books: The Crown: The Official Companion – Review

Netflix had a huge hit last year with The Crown, a long-form drama series about the early days of the reign of Elizabeth II. Big budget, great cast, beautiful locations, the show had everything we look for in a good British Drama. Great...Show More Summary

First performances of “Hamilton” on the West End: audiences love it!

Hamilton is not the sort of thing I’d expect to talk about on Anglotopia. It’s certainly an excellent piece of theatre, and it’s probably at the top of the (depressingly high) list of plays I love but have never actually seen live [even though I do have the complete cast recording]. Show More Summary

Black Mirror releases trailers for the other four episodes of Series 4

A week ago, I wrote about how Netflix released the trailers for the first two episodes of Series 4. Now, we’ve got the whole set, and now I know that I’ll at least have something to head each section of “One Anglophile’s Take on Black...Show More Summary

Telly Streaming: Coming to BritBox in December – Britmas – Christmas Specials Galore for December

It’s December, so that means it’s time for British TV Christmas Specials and BritBox, the streaming service for the USA from the BBC and ITV, is Christmas Special Central. Here’s a breakdown of all the highlights you can expect thisShow More Summary

The Repat Report: On Missing the Thanksgiving Buffer and the March Towards British Christmas, Adverts, Puddings and More

Hell hath frozen over. I missed Thanksgiving. There, I said it. As someone who wasn’t raised with it and who’s been known to decry the much-venerated green bean casserole, (don’t get me started), I’ve surprised even myself, but man oh man, it was a good buffer. Show More Summary

Video: Anglotopia’s Oxford Top 10 – Top Ten Things to See and Do in Oxford

We’ve made a new video, this one more informative than the last few we’ve put out. Fresh from my trip to Oxford last summer, here’s my choice for the top 10 things to see and do if you visit this fine English city. If this video proves...Show More Summary

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