Meet Mrs Claus - the new Christmas icon is here. Marks and Spencer launches the Christmas 2016 TV Advert campaign with a modern twist on the much-loved character Mrs Claus. A commercial directed by Tom Hooper.
Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert. Mog sets off a chain of unfortunate events which almost ruin Christmas for the Thomas family. Can she pull it all back to save the day?
"We worked in partnership with HarperCollins Children's Books and world renowned author and illustrator Judith Kerr to create a Christmas story based on her much loved character Mog. We hope that families will come together this Christmas to enjoy this very special story..."
Whatch the BEHIND THE SCENES video here.
The new John Lewis Christmas TV advert with The Man on The Moon.
This is the story of a young girl called Lily. Looking at the moon through her family telescope one night, she is amazed at what she finds, a man on the moon. Lily watches on as our man goes about his chores, all alone up there. She becomes determined to get something to the moon, to send him a message and show him that someone down here is thinking of him.
British people (and many others) think that when you look at the moon, you can see the silouette of a man (others see just a face), so they talk about "the man of the moon" because in old English Anglosaxon the moon was a masculine word (click here for more information)
The children of St. Paul’s Church in Auckland, New Zealand, imagine what was going on in heaven immediately prior to the birth of Jesus. Entitled “An Unexpected Christmas”, this video begins with God sitting in the midst of heaven’s fluffy clouds peering down on earth through a telescope and sighing over what is taking place. The child playing the role of God says, “It’s hard to be friends with people when you don’t like what they are doing. I think it’s time.”The script is based on the book "An Unexpected Christmas" by Simone Graham, whose kids are also in the film.
Away in a manager is often the first carol that children are taught. Part of this Christmas lullaby was first published in 1884, though the carol is older. The publication credited Martin Luther himself with the authorship, claiming that it was the translation of an German song, but the fact is that the real author or composition date are unknown, although this carol is probably the result of different additions made in Britain through the 19th century, though the seed verses might be older.
In Britain it is one of the most popular carols, a 1996 Gallup Poll ranking it joint second. James R. Murray composed the music for this poem in 1887, and eight years later, William J. Kirkpatrick composed a variation of the tune. The music on this video is the one most used in America, J.R. Murray's version, while W.J. Kirkpatrick's is the one used in Britain. If you want to listen to the British version click here.