Sir: Miles Kington (30 December) tells us that every New Year's Eve in Germany they show the same film on television, Dinner for One, James.
We do the same in Norway and in Sweden. To us Norwegians, it is not really Christmas until we have watched Dinner for One, James every "Little Christmas Eve", 23 December. The Swedes, like the Germans, show the film every New Year's Eve at 10pm.
There are no reasonable explanations for it.