Here's a late gift - the opening to first Shooting Stars Christmas special.
Created and hosted by the one and only Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer.
Hard to believe it was first transmitted 11 years ago..!
They're also a visual guide to 20th Century British comedy, bridging the gap between the music hall stage and the television age, whilst tipping a hat to the Golden Age of Hollywood along the way.
Behind the one-liners and skits the respect and admiration Eric & Ernie had for each other and for their audience shines through - the legacy they left behind is as much a part of Christmas viewing as It's a Wonderful Life.
It's a legacy the BBC perhaps takes a bit too lightly.
Kalicharan is your typical 70s Bollywood thriller with the hero disguising himself as a funky n'er-do-well in order to infiltrate the organisation of a nefarious gangster (complete with Blofeldesque canine accompaniment).
It's hardly classic stuff and Helen's festive frolic is certainly the highlight; including as it does, a wild party, grotesque masks, an all-dancing Mariachi band armed with plastic space guns and some supremely raucous licks from composers Kalyanji Anandji. Their score lifts liberally from Western influences - the opening theme being a blatant rip of John Barry's Girl With the Sun in her Hair (from a 60s shampoo commercial no less!).