Is everybody forgetting and forgiving and just moving on from the absolutely hideous situation in 2003? My entire family had the worst christmas ever because of the disgusting decision to re-air the previous year's idents.
Shame on you, BBC. Boo hiss boo.
That is very true. Surely budgets are even tighter than they were back then, but they can put together something.
In 2007 when the penguins joined the snowball ident, I thought that they would continue with the mix of festive idents rather than the themed couple of years. Maybe they should have added the Wallace & Gromit to the rest - it did become quite repetitive towards the end.
I think of the past few years the 2011 campaign worked very well. Possibly cheaper than creating a new animation, it had the long promo and was easily edited into idents, it made Christmas feel like a big event for BBC One, and showcased the stars very well imo.