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Sunday 9 December 2018

Window Dressing for Christmas

This week Jennie shares bits and pieces to make Christmas tinselly and shiny to help you all get into the Christmas spirit.

Jolabokaflod; Christmas Book Flood. An Icelandic tradition that would be wonderful to see spread across the world. 

If you are inspired but the notion of jolabokaflod then you might like to explore these 20 Timeless Christmas Books for Kids or this Australian Book List: Australian Christmas Stories.

Last year I posted a series of video Christmas stories and advertisements that readers can still access. Visit Christmas Magic Through Digital Storytelling for a feast of viewing.

Did you know that dogs share Christmas too? This is the Season of Good Dog 108.

I am sure readers remember Corduroy the bear. No bear likes to be left on the shelf. Check out Walmart's Christmas advert - Bring Holiday Magic Home.

An endearing French telecommunication advert is more about connecting to family and traditions than the We Love Technology in the title.

Political and humanitarian statements abound this season - try these three to start some serious discussions with older children - and adults

Say hello to Rang-tan, produced by Iceland Foods condemns the use of palm oil. It has been banned from viewing in Iceland but the company shared to YouTube.

There are a few political digs in Air New Zealand's The Nicest Christmas Ever and some familiar political icons to recognise as the kids on Santa's Naught List call a summit to action positive change.

This final video is not a 'Merry Christmas' message but a sobering reminder that we live in troubled times and is contributed by the International Committee of the Red Cross to present the simplest and most poignant of Christmas messages - The One Gift that Santa Can't Deliver.

 And to conclude - and as promised in the title - some window dressing.

Myer Christmas Windows 2018 - Alice in Wonderland.

Perhaps inspired by the recent Alice exhibition - this is certainly stunning, though the home made video doesn't do it justice it does provide a taste. 

Selfridges take on a musical rock'n'roll theme.

And to conclude with a London Walk -Harrods Lights and Christmas Window Display by Dolce&Gabanna. (It is a 15 minute long 'walk'! with ads.)

Hope you enjoy this year's collation of Christmas glitter.

CBCA Social Media Coordinator 

1 comment:

  1. Great selection, l think my favorites are: Corduroy, Rang-tan and The Season of Good Dog. Amazing variety with so many different messages thanks, Jennie!