A tv is after all the focus of the living room and the home.
TV becoming the focus of the home too lac therein fifties when tv ownership began to ride slowly at first until the sixties saw it in every home.
My childhood definitely revolve d around the television and watching it with the entire family,and of coiurse I have great memories of it especially on Xmas day.
Television on Xmas day is now a major British institution,I still look forward to the first appearance of the xmas ident appearing on the BBC,itv never tended to get over excited about there xmas ident maybe a slight dusting of snow and not much else.
Certainly the first major tv event in this country was the coronation,when an entire house could be packed with people watching one small tv,and a lot of people rented a tv just for the occasion and a lot of people continued renting after the event so that was a pretty shrewd move on the part of the rental shops