So it’s 1st December, which means I can finally start to mention Christmas without people throwing things (who am I kidding? I’ve been doing it for weeks already). I’m a complete Christmas-a-holic, and absolutely adore a Christmas advert too. I still cry EVERY TIME that single tear rolls down the face of the Man in the Moon, and every time Mog the Forgetful Cat accidentally ruins Christmas, I well up all over again.
Another surprise Christmas hit has been the gorgeous Littlewoods advert with the equally gorgeous Myleene playing a wonderful version of OneRepublic’s Counting Stars in front of a big, snowy moon. So atmospheric. If you haven’t seen it, I’ve embedded it here:
The focus of the Littlewoods’ #MakeTheirChristmas campaign is around all the little things you love about Christmas. For me, a massive part of Christmas isn’t spending vast amounts of money on huge presents like Xboxes (although of course I expect they’ll end up on someone’s Christmas list), but it’s still about the little pressies that appear in the stockings overnight and get opened with much excitement (and a glass of fizz) on Christmas morning. It doesn’t matter that the boys are now 17 and 20, Father Christmas still visits and still fills those fluffy reindeer stockings that are now looking a bit battered around the edges from all the Christmases and house moves (and dog chewing) they’ve endured over the years.
What’s in the stockings? Everything the boys love: their favourite sweets, the ubiquitous Chocolate Orange, their preferred brands of shower gel, shampoo, (even maple syrup!), little bits and bobs like card games and key rings, pens, useful things like Costa gift cards and iTunes vouchers… all small and not very expensive, but all treasured just the same.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without those battered old stockings, and with a house full of people that increasingly have their own social lives away from home, a family day spent together means more to me every year.
You can find gifts for everyone, including those all important stocking fillers, in the Littlewoods Christmas range. What about you? How do you #maketheirChristmas?