Crawley residents furious over new Currys PC World Christmas advert

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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4 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve watched this about 5 times now and each time it makes me more and more annoyed. Im guessing they were trying to be funny but what they have actually done is demonstrated just how bad christmas has become when it comes to retail. How are we supposed to instill morals in our children when we have irresponsible national companies portraying attitudes like this on our tv’s. An absolute disgrace and whoever signed off on this advert being allowed should be ashamed of themselves. It’s not clever marketing and i for one will not be using their stores while they continue marketing this way.

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