Jeff Kinney Tells Us His Top 3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas Moments Transcript
Hi, my name’s Jeff Kinney, I’m the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and I’m here to tell you my favourite three moments from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series that are centered around Christmas.
First of all: Manny’s gift list. Manny writes out a long, long list of things he’d like. He picks out everything in the catalogue and Gregg says ‘you’ve got to be practical here, because if you pick out too much stuff you’re not going to get anything’. So Manny actually gets everything that he asked for.
My second favourite Christmas moment is Santa’s Scout. I like this idea where there’s an elf on the shelf, or something like it that’s watching your every move to make sure he reports back to Santa. So I created sort of a parody of that with Santa’s Scout. Who, is he alive or is he not? We’re not really sure.
And my third favourite moment from the Wimpy Kid books is when Gregg actually writes his thank you notes. I think that’s one of the funniest things in the books, where Gregg fills in the blanks and creates these really awkward thank you notes for his family.
Thank you so much for listening, and I hope you have a happy Christmas!