UK heatwave: How to cope with the extreme temperatures
Film 4 seems to be having a laugh, when you look at the films they are playing today, but it is just a coincidence.
At 11am, the broadcaster scheduled the Christmas film White Christmas to air and it has never felt less appropriate.
Not only is it July, not exactly a peak Christmas film viewing month, but the UK is in the midst of a heatwave, with temperatures expected to reach 42C in some areas of the country, and the Met office issuing red weather warnings to keep everyone safe.
People are doing their best to stay cool and have also been taking the internet to share memes about how hot it is.
If only it was snowing right now...
So, when people spotted the listings, they found it pretty amusing and took to Twitter to share their thoughts:
\u201cBritish humour at its best: on the day Britain is boiling under a 40C heatwave, Channel 4 will be broadcasting the 1954\u2019s film White Christmas.\n#vintagefilms #ukheatwave #jinglebells #MondayMotivaton\u201d
\u201cJust putting the popcorn out on the balcony so it pops in time for me to watch White Christmas at 11am on @Film4 \ud83d\ude02\u2600\ufe0f \n\n#heatwave #whitechristmas #Heatwave2022 #hottestdayoftheyear #christmas\u201d
\u201cApparently Film 4 are showing White Christmas! Is it perhaps to make us feel cooler?\u201d
— Janet Brown \ud83d\udd6f\ufe0f\ud83d\ude4f\ud83d\udcda (@Janet Brown \ud83d\udd6f\ufe0f\ud83d\ude4f\ud83d\udcda)
A spokesperson from the channel said it was all a coincidence. They said: “The film was scheduled ten days ago so it’s entirely co-incidental that it has played out during the current heatwave but we hope viewers enjoyed it.”
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