Mostly every year up until her death in 1976, Agatha Christie released a new crime fiction novel. Some featured her most celebrated detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. But every one was an exciting murder mystery that the public looked forward to. Hercule Poirot's Christmas, The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and 4.50 From Paddington were all classic Christie Christmas tales. This tradition became known as "A Christie For Christmas".
Unfortunately, there are no adaptations of Christie's novels or short stories to look forward to this Christmas, so the tradition seems to have been broken. However, on ITV3, the first series of Marple is being shown, so look out for that. Next year, the BBC will be making a three-part adaptation of And Then There Were None which is expected to be broadcast at Christmas 2015. In the meantime, we will have to dust off our copies of the many great DVDs of Agatha's works to watch this Christmas as they do make great viewing for the festive period. And what could be better than reading a Christie novel in front of a roaring fire on Christmas morning?
Wishing all of my followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from Agatha Christie Web