Christmas is coming

 

Each year Christmas seems to creep up on me and this year was no exception. I hadn’t realised how close Christmas was until I saw the John Lewis Christmas advert ‘Buster the Boxer’ on TV. This started me thinking… there are key things that happen to make me realise the Holiday season is upon us;

 

 

Number 1 – John Lewis Advert

This seems to be a HUGE talking point each year. What song is it, who sang it, what characters did they use, did it make you laugh, cry, happy or sad?
I didn’t feel that this year’s was one of their best, my favourite was 2012’s ‘The Long Wait’ campaign with the snowmen.
I really liked the use of animals and the song was good but for me, there was something missing.  HOWEVER, it made my whole family laugh as one of our dogs absolutely loves bouncing on our trampoline! Halle, the Labradoodle has to get involved as soon as she hears those springs going;

Halle the larbradoodle on the trampolineHalle and Raf on trampoline

Of course, John Lewis is making the most out of the advert and have Buster the Boxer and his friends for sale in soft toy form. What’s great is they are giving 10% of all profits to The Wildlife Trust … this makes us happy!  

 

 

Number 2 – Local Christmas Lights

There is always a local celeb switching on the local Christmas lights (which have been up since August lol). It’s around the time we start hearing the announcements on the radio and seeing them plastered in the local newspapers. I must admit, it is lovely to see these on in the evening while walking through town.

 

Christmas Lights offTowns Christmas lights

 

 

Number 3 – Love Actually is listed on every other channel

Don’t worry if you missed it, it’ll be on plenty more times before the end of the year!

 


Number 4  – Coca-Cola Advert

Holidays are coming… another advert BUT I always get surge of excitement when I hear the catchy jingle and see the bright lights of the Coke lorry riding towards us on the screen.

 

 Coca Cola Christmas Lorry


Number 5 – Christmas chocolate for sale

Every chocolate bar out there ends up with snowflakes or Christmas trees on the wrapper. The supermarkets are also swarming with Christmas chocolates and advent calendars.

 

Number 6 – Robins are everywhere

I seem to see so many robins on my walks around this time of year. They are so beautiful and come up so close. This always brings comfort to my Mum and me as we say it’s my Grandpa come to say hello.

 

Christmas Robin

 

 

Number 7 – Mr Buble

Last, but certainly not least… Michael Buble. As soon as we see Michael Buble on the TV or hear him on the radio we know Christmas is close. I’m not complaining though, he does have an incredible voice, and not bad to look at either ;)

 

I would love to hear your signs that Christmas is near!

 

@toytastic

https://www.facebook.com/toytasticuk/

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