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Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, 16 December 2010

THE INTERNATIONAL lingua franca of Christmas TV is fromage and France's leading commercial channel, TF1, is no exception. Having arrived in Paris on a lunchtime train from his previous night's show in Brussels, Ben Drew is about to encounter the peculiarly Gallic festive special that is Les 500 Choristes Fêtent Noël.

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