Jane Barnwell, Senior Lecturer on the Contemporary Media Practice BA Honours course, has written an article for The Conversation about Christmas films and their relation to home.

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Barnwell referred to home through sanctuary and rebirth and how they are represented in Christmas films like Home Alone and A Christmas Carol.  

She wrote: “Within all of these films, the home – or the return home – emerges as an important ingredient in the festive formula. My research has suggested that the private environment of the home is often a key to character, where ideas can be distilled and accentuated. Personal space can mirror a character’s psychology, the interior décor reflecting interior landscape and layers of back story.”

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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