character: My Family ‘A Christmas Oddity’

My Family ‘A Christmas Oddity’

Whenever scriptwriters run out of ideas someone suggests a flashback, flash-forward or alternative reality episode. If they can’t think what to do next then they try putting the pretty one in a fat-suit.

So the My Family Christmas special ‘A Christmas Oddity’ is set in a Christmas 2039 where Ben looks like an octogenarian but Susan,thanks to moisturisers,still looks middle-aged while daughter Janey (Daniela Denby-Ashe) has ballooned. While waiting for Kenzo is late in arriving the family time look back on some of their worst Christmas days ever.

The makeup

Christina Webster was the makeup artist; Aaron & Maralyn Sherman (Sherman Makeup Effects) were responsible for the prosthetic makeup.