It’s still early November but already the Christmas adverts have started to invade our TV’s. But just as they have begun already one is angering residents.
As part of their Christmas campaign Currys PC world has created a series of adverts covering different offers and it is one of these that has really riled up some residents in Crawley.
The advert in question shows two parents telling their children that this year they want to do a more traditional Christmas with lots of talking and sitting around a fire singing carols before bursting into laughter and leading them into the living room where there is a brand new television. The advert ends with an employee saying, “It’s what Christmas is all about.”
You can watch the advert below.
The advert has already angered several Crawley residents.
Cody Johnston from Tilgate said:
“I don’t want my kids seeing that as it makes me feel like a bad parent because I can’t afford expensive items that they sell. I feel completely embarrassed.”
Beverly Knowles from Three Bridges said:
“So if I don’t spend lots of money then we will have a bad Christmas? It’s not what Christmas is all about, who do they think they are telling us that?”
Crawley MP Henry Smith said:
“Currys PC World are an important local employer and I’m a customer myself but their ad saying that Christmas can only be enjoyed unless we buy expensive gifts is irresponsible. The picture of disappointed kids on Christmas morning is no laughing matter; parents shouldn’t be put under this kind of pressure. I don’t want to sound like Scrooge but Currys PC have misjudged Season’s spirit.”
Curry’s Pc World were not available for comment at time of publication.
Let us know what you think of the advert and will it change the way you think about shopping this Christmas.
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Council have plans in place for ‘Beast from the East’
Salting operations are to continue throughout the period; snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.
Snowfall will be effecting most of the country over the forthcoming week and the Met Office have issued yellow weather warnings for snow as well as amber warnings for some areas.
Following these warnings, West Sussex County Council have said they have plans in place to keep main roads open.
A West Sussex Highways spokesman said:
“Precautionary salting operations will continue throughout the period and snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.
“We are therefore advising Town and Parish Councils to be prepared to enact their Winter Management Plans IF and when we issue an instruction to do so.”
A further update will be issued later today.
The County Council’s winter campaign website page has several sections giving advice on ‘staying warm’ please click here.
If you know or look after someone who may be susceptible to the effects of this cold weather period, please help ensure they stay warm and well and check in advance that they are prepared for this cold spell.
WSCC have offered some general advice including:
• Stay tuned in to weather forecasts.
• Check and maintain daytime room temperatures of 21°C.
• Check bedroom night-time temperatures and maintain it at 18°C or warmer.
• Keep warm and active and, if you have to go out, dress warmly and wear non-slip shoes.
• If you are concerned about your own health or welfare, or that of others, please alert the emergency services – details: emergency services.
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