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 Festive flashbacks
  In what is becoming a Bury & West Suffolk magazine Christmas tradition we ask random people some silly festive related questions and they give us some rather nice answers
Tori Dexter: Group Growth Manager with the Chestnut Group
What has been your best ever Christmas present?
A personalised calendar, showing a different picture of the family each month...and some Fairfax & Favor boots.
The Christmas film you hope will be shown on television?
The Holiday.
The one you will turn off?
The Grinch.
Favourite smells and flavours of Christmas?
The smell of logs on the fire. Cinnamon, burnt orange and mulled wine.
What do you most miss from Christmases past?
Waking up to a stocking at the end of my bed.
Tell us a cracker joke
What kind of Christmas music do elves like? Wrap music.
Simon Edge: Author and publisher
What has been your best ever Christmas present?
I’m actually a Christmas present myself. I was born just before lunchtime on the big day. I think my mother was given a bit of dry toast. She complained it was the worst Christmas dinner she’d ever had.
The Christmas film you hope will be shown on television?
Murder on the Orient Express. It’s the film I can watch over and over again. I can recite most of the dialogue. I’m talking about the original one, obviously, with Albert Finney as Poirot, plus Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud, Rachel Roberts and Wendy Hiller camping it up for all they were worth, and Ingrid Bergman in the hammiest Oscar-winning performance of all time. Bliss. I haven’t seen the Kenneth Branagh remake. Why would I want to?
The one you will turn off?
It’s a Wonderful Life. I’ve only seen it once and I loathed it with a vengeance. I can’t actually remember why, because I
have a terrible memory for films and
I’d have to watch it again to remember. I’m not going to do that, ‘
Helen Stevens: Author and textile artist
What has been your best ever Christmas present?
Oh, hard one first! Probably a big "traditional" teddy bear, when I was about seven. I remember seeing him in the old Bonds store in Norwich back in the 60's and falling in love with him, and then there he was on Christmas
morning! Still with me, he’s called Ted.
The Christmas film you hope will be shown on television?
Does The Magnificent Seven count as a Christmas film? It is often shown over the festive holidays. It was my dad's favourite film ever, and I always feel as though he is sitting next to me watching. Lost him over 15 years ago and still miss him every day, so it is always special to have him "back" if this classic is repeated. Otherwise, it is Scrooge.
The one you will turn off?
It's a Wonderful Life ... I know it is, but I don't need to be told in black and white!
Favourite smells and flavours of Christmas?
Crusty bread being toasted in front of an open fire and Christmas pudding, shallow fried on Boxing day, with vanilla ice cream.
What do you most miss from Christmases past? I think the "real" message of Christmas is often lost. It would be lovely to see it told with more gusto.
Tell us a cracker joke
What's green and hairy and goes up and down?
A gooseberry in
a lift!
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