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flaziola1,485 posts since 19 Jun 2007
The full video hasn't taken off on YouTube as much as some might expect, I think the view count is somewhere around the 250k view mark when usually you'd expect it to go into the millions. The comments on the video aren't very nice either. Quite a bit of racial tension in there.
Personally I hadn't even noticed the colour, same way no-one tends to notice the Simpsons are yellow.
Wicko1,492 posts since 3 Dec 2003
Meridian (South) South Today
The full video hasn't taken off on YouTube as much as some might expect, I think the view count is somewhere around the 250k view mark when usually you'd expect it to go into the millions. The comments on the video aren't very nice either. Quite a bit of racial tension in there.
Personally I hadn't even noticed the colour, same way no-one tends to notice the Simpsons are yellow.


Being a rather tragic individual, I tried to engage in a debate about the idents and film with customers at work. The general view was "Oh, yeah, I saw that. What was it for?" Not one mention about skin colour (like yourself I didn't identify the characters to be anything in particular other than a father and daughter)and not one comment about it being festive. When I explained to one that it was BBC1's Christmas ad, they said "Was it? I thought they were flogging something!"
If we only get one life, why does it take several attempts to get it right?
VMPhil8,045 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
The full video hasn't taken off on YouTube as much as some might expect, I think the view count is somewhere around the 250k view mark when usually you'd expect it to go into the millions.

Probably more indicative of people losing interest in this style of emotional Christmas advertising.


Last year's John Lewis advert, released on 9 November, had over 21 million views on YouTube by this time last year, almost a month after release. The year before that had over 20 million.

This year's advert, also released on 9 November, currently has 9 million views in comparison.
Larry the Loafer4,780 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
The low view count is probably down to the BBC not having a reputation of annual short films being released every Christmas, so there's less hype. There's always a buzz around what John Lewis or the supermarkets are going to bring out, so there are already millions of people waiting to watch it. Only a select few (i.e. us) care about what the channels do, and even then, they rarely make anything akin to a Christmas advert a la John Lewis.
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Wicko1,492 posts since 3 Dec 2003
Meridian (South) South Today
I wonder who chooses the music they use on BBC Christmas trails. They have just shown the Films Trailer but the music was so dull I can't remember what films were on! I wonder what is wrong with using Christmas music these days? Is it disgusting and offensive or something?
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nodnirG kraM2,305 posts since 26 Mar 2001 Recently warned
STV North BBC Persia
I can't remember the last time Christmas trails featured specifically "Christmassy" music, but therein lies the debate over whether Merry Christmas Everyone or Once in Royal David's City counts more as "Christmassy" than one another.

That aside, I remember around the turn of the century, sort of 1998-9ish BBC One's main trails featured Spinning Around by Kylie Minogue (Grommit from that series about one man and his dog was spinning around with a power drill in his hand at the time of the chorus you see). 2000 it was a Manic Street Preachers song.
'e were a great baker, ma grandad.