Do you have oddly strong opinions when it comes to decorating the tree, deciding which ornament goes where, up high, down low, front and center, or, so cruelly, round the back? Are you deeply anti-tinsel or anti-twinkle?
Well, Filmmaker Leigh Johnson, with the aid of novelist, Ned Beauman, and English thespian, Roger Lloyd Pack, has imagined tree trimming from the vantage point of an ornament who shares your stringent views in this cheeky, semi-dark, very English short film entitled, The Life of a Bauble.
The titular bauble takes great pride in his position, has a traumatic past, and holds equal distain for children, dogs, “ferry lights” and tinsel, which he describes as “draping itself over everything like cobwebs––no weight, no integrity.”
Enjoy and do be mindful as you pack up the tree this year.