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