Last Christmas by Greg Wise & Emma Thompson

Published December 11, 2020

Last Christmas by Greg Wise & Emma Thompson

Book info

  • Title Last Christmas
  • Author Greg Wise
  • Year 2019
  • Genres Non-fiction, Essays

When you think back to Christmases past, what (if anything) made it magical? Looking towards the future, what would your perfect Christmas be? What would you change? What should we all change? This is a beautiful, funny and soulful collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas, written by a unique plethora of voices from the boulevards of Hollywood to the soup kitchens of Covent Garden.


To tie in with the film of the same name, husband and wife team Greg and Emma edited together a collection of stories about Christmas from a wide variety of people (although there were clear family ties, and people who were in the film…)

It’s a good collection and very moving, but if I’m honest I think there are only so many things to say about the festive season so by the end I felt it was lacking a bit of variety. Still, it’s always interesting to read essays from different viewpoints, so it’s worth a look whether or not you’ve seen the film.

Rating: 3 / 5

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