Dinner For One

The Mystery of Dinner for One [link via will]. I particularly liked: Why Germany finds it so funny and the British don’t is, according to Der Spiegel’s Sebastian Knauer, “one of the last unsolved questions of European integration.”

The Guardian’s Christmas TV guide mentioned this (more briefly) in an article about what the rest of the world watches at Christmas. From that article, the one I want to see is France’s Le Père Noël est une ordure:

Set on Christmas Eve in a social service helpline call centre, three workers try with varying degrees of failure to spread festive cheer among the depressed, suicidal homeless, heartbroken and bereaved who turn up looking for salvation. Utterly bleak, totally farcical, and very very funny.

Sounds good to me. :-)