One of my memories of Christmases past is of my mother and I, once we had a telly, watching the ballet productions that BBC2 screen(ed). Funnily enough, my father would often excuse himself whilst these were on!
In particular, I remember watching (and mum, a friend and I went to see it live some years later) was Matthew Bourne's innovative production of Swan Lake which features an all-male corps de ballet.
Here are some excerpts performed at the 1998 Royal Variety Performance and introduced by The Two Ronnies:
Apologies if you would have liked (or preferred) to have seen Jim Davidson after the break...