The hidden maths behind our favourite Christmas films

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Abstract

What makes Christmas special to you? Festive experiences tend to include a series of selected elements that influence our sense of nostalgia, triggering good feelings, happy memories and emotional vulnerabilities.

Elements can be positive (your favourite carol) or negative (COVID), each adding to our personal experience. These elements form the “genetic make-up” of our individual Christmas experience, updated yearly as new elements materialise.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • nostalgia
  • screenwriting
  • Christmas films

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