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24 November 2019

Bread (sauce) crumbs.

by Syd Briscoe

Myer: “Christmas is Where We Are” - 90s

An enterprising grandpa saves Christmas in this charming ad for Aussie department store Meyer. A young girl becomes concerned about Santa's ability to find her during the family's holiday camping trip, and does her best to leave a trail - Hansel and Gretel style - for him to follow. Despite her naysaying brother's assertion that it won't work, an unexpected ally ensures their tent is impossible to miss.

There's a lovely measured pace to this film, as director Nick Ball allows the narrative to unfold without rushing to a conclusion. It's a beguiling take on childish whimsy and familial love, along with a reminder that Christmas magic doesn't have an upper age limit - even in our dotage, the holidays can still hold wonder.

Director: Nick Ball Ⓟ Ⓦ (Blink Ⓟ Ⓦ)

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