Tiny Tim at Christmas?
Humbug all the way. December 25 is also my birthday, so I’ve led a life of being ripped off with Christmas presents. ‘‘This present is for your Christmas AND birthday’’ and all that rot. Humbug.
5. Who played favourite Scrooge?
It’s gotta be Bill [Murray in Scrooged]. I do a podcast on iTunes called Farrier’s Phone where the entire reason behind it is to have a conversation with Bill Murray. One day.
6. What would the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future show you?
I don’t even know where to start. I’ve always wanted to see a ghost. I’m quite into the paranormal but have never had any firsthand experience. The past ghost would show a kid annoyed he wasn’t getting two presents. Present would be me sitting here talking to
your you. The future, well hopefully one surrounded by beautiful kittens and a shirtless Jeff Goldblum.
7. How are you at giving presents? Any last minute Christmas shopping disasters?
I always do my shopping on Christmas Eve at St Lukes. It’s a madhouse – it’s like going on a theme-park ride.
8. What would you buy John Campbell for Christmas? I’d bake him a pavlova. 9. Strangest gift you have ever received at Christmas?
Someone once gave me a painting of myself. It wasn’t a joke and it was awful.
10. What’s your Christmas?
It’s Piha with my friends.
Bah humbug: TV3 journalist David Farrier will be playing his colleague John Campbell in A Basement Christmas Carol.