Monthly Archives: December 2012

‘The Chimes’ – Charles Dickens’ New Year’s ‘Carol’

Charles Dickens’ most famous contribution to the reinvention of Christmas as we know it is, of course, A Christmas Carol, which we pointed out last week is the most frequently adapted work in all of English literature.

British Up Your New Year’s Toasts

Yep, “Happy New Year” will get the job done but why not explore other ways to cheers the New Year!

‘Doctor Who’ iTunes Giveaway: Tell Us Your Favorite ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’ Quote!

Happy Who Year! The Doctor Who Christmas special has come and gone with a gigantic cliffhanger, and we’re looking forward to the franchise’s 50th anniversary year.

Twelve Notable (And Slightly Odd) Versions Of “Auld Lang Syne”

Before we get into the list proper, here’s a challenge for you. Grab a guitar from somewhere, tune it to open-C, and let the venerated country blues master John Fahey teach you how to play “Auld Lang Syne” ready for …

Gallery: The Brits Who Defined 2012

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics, Bond’s 50th anniversary, and Doctor Who putting all eyes on the UK in the past twelve months, who were the British celebrities who made 2012 the remarkable year that was? Click …

Top Kate Moments of 2012

Our friend Kelly Lynch at Socialite Life’s Duchess Diary recently teamed up with Susan Kelley, editor-in-chief of the website What Kate Wore, for a year-end look at, well, what Kate wore.

The Brit List: The Best and Worst of 2012’s British Movies

It’s awards season in Hollywood and we here at Anglophenia are doing our bit. We are handing out awards of our own – let’s call them the Anglies – to recognize both the high and low points for British movies in 2012.

Actor Dan Stevens is Leaving ‘Downton Abbey’

Say it isn’t so. Actor Dan Stevens has confirmed that he won’t be joining Downton Abbey for the show’s fourth season, which begins shooting in the UK in February.

Looking Forward to 2013

2012 was quite a momentous year with London hosting the Summer Olympics and Team GB achieving a record-breaking Gold medal win. The Queen broke a personal record celebrating the Diamond Jubilee marking her 60th anniversary as reigning …

‘Sherlock’ Named Best TV Series of 2012 by British Critics

Steven Moffat‘s Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, has been named TV Show of the Year (2012) by Radio Times magazine, reports