Well I know what over half a million Norwegians are getting for Christmas. 1.1 million of us here in Norway have already been to see Mamma Mia! The Movie in the cinema and now, according to Aftenposten, 500,000 copies of the DVD have been pre-ordered before its release next week. That's a lot of DVDs for a population of 4.6 million.
Just think: Pierce Bronson straining himself, God bless him, to produce a tune in households all over the country on Christmas Day. My daughters want the DVD of course. ‘All our friends have seen it,' they say. I’m still not sure though how to address the issue of how a girl can have three fathers to choose from. It’s all about love of course. I’m just not sure that I can give a convincing explanation of how Meryl Streep loved one of the three men a little bit extra but she can’t actually remember which one. Oh mamma mia.