Last minute Christmas shopping to most people means panicking on Christmas eve about your lack of presents for anyone. One solution to this is to take a leaf out of Joey and Chandlerâ€™s book (Iâ€™ve been watching a lot of Friends recently; unemployment, ladies and gentlemen). They head to a petrol station at the last minute, purchasing an array of woeful gifts. If you donâ€™t know what they bought, youâ€™ve either got a job or havenâ€™t watched enough Friends: wiper blades and a car freshener for Rachel; toilet seat covers for Phoebe; a cola drink for Ross (and a lemon-lime); and a pack of johnnies for Monica (theyâ€™re ribbed for her pleasure, apparently).
- Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Magic:Â Does what it says on the tin, really. What child isnâ€™t going to go bananas for this? Â (O2 London)
- The Lion King: If youâ€™re looking to blow your childâ€™s mind, this is the one. (Thereâ€™s also a danger of blowing your own mind, itâ€™s that good.) Â (Lyceum Theatre, London)
- Wicked: [insert pun about ‘defying gravity’ here]
- Once: Two words: â€˜Ronanâ€™ and â€˜Keatingâ€™.
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time: Whether youâ€™ve read the book or not, the Olivier Awards have pinky promised that this is great.
- War Horse: Take a box of tissues, youâ€™ll be crying all sorts of happy tears thanks to the sheer wonder of this show.