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8 December 2019

Festive Fun-raiser

by Syd Briscoe


Save The Children: “Coach Christmas” - 60s

If an overload of ads decked in boughs of holly and drowning in fake snow are starting to give you Christmas fatigue already fear not: Save The Children have a festive coach ready to put some pep in even the most Scrooge-leaning character's step.

The young spokesman for their annual Christmas jumper fundraising drive is in fine voice here, exuding buckets of charisma as he calls on grown-ups nationwide to do their bit for kids across the globe. Regardless of profession, each member of the diverse cast is transformed by the application of a colourful, seasonal sweater.

It's also hard not to be drawn in by this ad's energy and enthusiasm, but even worthy causes like this aren't immune to criticism from environmental groups. Let's see what issue weighs heaviest on viewers' consciences this year.


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