Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio 2022 (Netflix)

What can we say? EXCELLENT. FANTASTIC. LOVED IT. Liked everything about it. Big fans of David Bradley and Ron Perlman down the years. Decades! Also liked the feature about how it was made. Watch it and enjoy. Not a Christmas film but a film for the Christmas season.

It is a stop-motion animated musical fantasy film directed by del Toro and Mark Gustafson with a screenplay by del Toro and Patrick McHale from a story by del Toro and Matthew Robbins. Based on Gris Grimly’s design from his 2002 edition of the 1883 Italian novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, it reimagines the story in 1930s Fascist Italy as “a story of love and disobedience as Pinocchio struggles to live up to his father’s expectations, learning the true meaning of life.”

I have seen the light – and it’s not even Christmas yet!

I have seen the light. I confess to friends and family. I was wrong. Please forgive me.  I now do support our Government, NATO, and especially the warmongering unelected family that runs USA’s foreign policy.

Yes, I have sinned. I now bow to the wisdom of our latest PM Rishi Sunak, our loving European Mother, Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen, the talented German politician who is president of the European Commission, and, finally, the leader of the free, caring and righteous democratic world, of which I am proud to be a member, Joseph Stalin … oops, Joseph Biden. 

Joseph – what a coincidence, just like St Joseph of Christmas fame. Joseph Biden is also Our Father in a very real political way. We are truly blessed to have such a global father-figure to look-up-to this Christmas. 

And, as a minority Welsh speaking native Brit, I especially admire Zelensky for standing up to the minority of Ukrainians who wanted to speak their own language, protect their own culture and take pride in their very different European heritage.  I had my doubts, but Adam Price of Plaid Cymru put me right, because he also supports the brave President Zelensky. The Tory’s in Westminster, Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru can’t all be wrong, can they? 

And, oh, I almost forgot!  I was wrong about NATO. It really is a peace-keeping, humanitarian organisation, protecting our interests in this cruel world. Its General Secretary, the Norwegian Jesus, oops, Jens Stoltenberg, is doing a good job running the UK’s foreign policy.  He’s my second Man of the YEAR for 2022.

But, back to the main man. Yes, the brave, righteous and peace-loving Zelensky, is also my hero of 2022. A much- needed saviour and dare I say it, Prince of Peace, this Christmas. After all, he is Jewish.

And I almost forgot. As well as being TIME magazine’s Man of the Year, Zelensky is also the UK’s FINANCIAL TIMES ‘Person of the Year’ 2022. Yes, the Ukrainian comic-actor, who is now worth millions and millions of pounds, has earned a place in human history for ‘his extraordinary display of leadership and fortitude.’ And the Financial Times does, after all, know a thing or two about money. 

By the way, I assume you know that Zelensky also made it to the front cover of the Bible of Western fashion and lifestyle, MORGUE, sorry, another oops, VOGUE magazine.  An OSCAR? Just wait and see in 2023.  

What a man to tell our children about in years to come: the man who saved democracy in 2022, the man who saved the West from evil, the man who makes us really proud to be Americans … oops, Europeans! The man who speaks to us, personally, every day on TV, like the caring Big-Brother that he is.

I include the link to an article below as an example of pure anti- USA/UK/NATO/EU conspiracy theory at its very best.  

All of it lies and damn lies at that. 

You couldn’t make it up, could you.

Ap Advent III 2022