Saturday, 30 January 2010

dead santa

Recalling his childhood Christmas in 1944 [in BBC4 doc Shooting the War], one civilian, Jurgen Filbrich, describes how Santa Claus humiliated him in front of everyone in their air-raid bunker by saying, 'Don't suck your thumb.' When the all-clear sounded, the children emerged and saw Santa lying dead, apparently shot by a low-flying aircraft. Jurgen says, 'All I remember thinking was, "Serves you right."'
- Radio Times' Moment of the week, 23 January