A GROWN man watching The Snowman for the millionth time has got his fingers crossed for a happy ending.
Despite knowing the plot of the animated television film inside out, Tom Booker silently prayed that just for once it would end without breaking his heart into a million pieces.
Booker said: “Up until the bit where the boy wakes up the next morning it’s just a harmless film about a kid and his magic snowman friend. They ride a motorbike, have a few laughs, and nobody gets hurt.
“Then it usually goes and ruins everything in the last few seconds, but maybe if I wish really hard that won’t happen this time. Christmas is a time for miracles after all.
“Ah no, there he goes. F**k.”
Booker’s girlfriend Nikki Hollis said: “He does this every year. I think he takes it personally because he always asks me why Raymond Briggs would hurt him like this, which is a bit of an overreaction.
“Once I tried to cheer him up by popping on The Snowman and the Snowdog but it was shit.”