Get your act(ing) into gear

There are 47 sleeps until Christmas.

I know. Sorry about that.

In my world once Lil Chicky‘s birthday is behind me, the leaves have fallen from the trees and the ice rink at The Natural History Museum has opened, it’s the only countdown left (unless you count the fact that this time next week I will be basking in the sun on a tropical island – but I digress).

Christmas lights at the Natural History Museum

Christmas lights adorn the trees around the ice rink at The Natural History Museum and yes, that is a Christmas tree you can see at the bottom right of the photo.

Normally I would not post about my countdown to festive cheer so early but this week, a number of retailers launched their 2015 Christmas ad campaigns. It’s a big deal over here with the national press casting a critical eye and then publishing their opinions on each (like they have some sort of expertise). Department store chain John Lewis has the reputation for the most memorable Christmas ads and indeed, The Telegraph has proclaimed this year’s The Man in the Moon a ‘hankie moment’.

With Guy Fawkes / Bonfire Night celebrations done and dusted last night and enjoying some easy Sunday morning telly curled up on the comfy couch this morning, I saw the first of this year’s Currys ads featuring actor Jeff Goldblum:

I laughed out loud.

I know we should all be grateful that others put time/effort/money into a gift but how many times have you opened something and responded with a “How lovely, thank you” or “It’s just what I wanted” while really thinking “Mmm, interesting” or “what am I going to do with this”.

Anyway, upon investigation, I have discovered that there are five of these ads to help us through those awkward Christmas moments. So there’s plenty of time to get your act(ing) into gear.

Although please note I would be genuinely excited to get a jigsaw puzzle for Christmas.

No really. I would.

Only 47 sleeps to go peeps…the countdown has begun.

5 thoughts on “Get your act(ing) into gear

  1. Pingback: Counting down | Gidday from the UK

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