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A Gert Lush Christmas (2015)

Dan Colman has met the woman of his dreams. But introducing Lisa to his lovable but eccentric family at Christmas is increasingly beginning to look like a bad idea.


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Credited cast:
Russell Howard ... Dan
Hannah Britland Hannah Britland ... Lisa
Neil Morrissey ... Dave
Sophie Thompson ... Sue
Kerry Howard ... Julie
Greg Davies ... Tony
Maggie O'Neill ... Jade
Felix Hayes Felix Hayes ... Kevin
Douggie McMeekin Douggie McMeekin ... Jake
Sam Pamphilon Sam Pamphilon ... Mark
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jayde Adams Jayde Adams ... Kelly
Lasco Atkins Lasco Atkins ... Bartender
Alun Cochrane Alun Cochrane ... Barman
Maggie Daniels ... Cath
Mieke Dockley Mieke Dockley ... Jenny


Dan drives girlfriend Lisa from London to his parents' West Country village of Bamford for the Christmas holidays. The family is eccentric and enthusiastic to put it mildly, with plain-speaking and fancy jumpers being the order of the day. Furthermore everybody is on at the couple to get married - except for jaundiced Uncle Tony, who gets Dan so stoned that his subsequent actions send Lisa back to London on her own. Fortunately the family rallies to ensure that Dan has a Gert Lush Christmas. Written by don @ minifie-1

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26 December 2015 (UK) See more »

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In Bristolian slang the phrase "Gert Lush" is the highest praise that can be bestowed upon anything. See more »


References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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30 December 2015 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Russell Howard takes a stint at acting starring as Dan who takes his girlfriend Lisa to the West Country from the bright lights of cosmopolitan London to meet his eccentric and brash family for Christmas.

Dan's dad is fitness obsessed, his uncle is party loving and dope taking. The various females tend to be broad minded and saucy with it and his old friend is a pervert who loves making erotic movies.

Gert Lush is a form of praise in Bristol. I doubt it will be applied here. At a party Dan has had his drink spiked and Lisa catches him enthusiastically kissing another girl and breaks off with him. Dan mopes about and tries to get her back.

This one hour special is nothing special but is mildly amusing especially as you catch references from other films. A little bit of The Hangover, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Meet the Parents and lots of Carry On.

Howard hardly stretches himself acting wise. I guess his fans from his Good News programmes would be slightly shocked by some of the vulgarity which does not make this programme family friendly.

I think it was just rather lazily written with West Country folks just being sex obsessed but with a heart of gold.

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