In terms of directing however, I think my career highlight is to come this weekend. I have been asked to arrange a rota of Santas for the church bazaar. Now to the lay person, this may seem like a simple task, but this will require the full use of my artistic skills, as well as the employment of complex mathematics, physics, philosophy and theology.
For example, I have just one Santa suit, and three prospective Fathers Christmas who vary dramatically in height and girth. Getting A into B is one thing, but getting A out of B, and C, who is half the size of A, into B will require diplomacy, a big pillow and one of those pointy things to punch holes in belts.
And finally, how do I handle the sensitive issue of Father Christmas’ relationship with the church? Should the interaction with each child contain a Santa Clause, where he speaks eloquently on the real meaning of Christmas? I ask you, what would Spielberg do?