Posts Tagged: Christmas

KFC with all the trimmings

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. 

Here’s an extra stocking filler for you. Merry Christmas!


Worried the Christmas meal you’re slavishly planning might not live up to everyone’s expectations? Stop stressing and book yourself (yes, book) a table at KFC.

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Festive throwback

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. This one’s No.12 – hope you’ve enjoyed them.

Festive throwback

There’s no doubt that any charity idea is a good idea. But what with ice buckets, selfies and viral videos, the stakes have been raised massively this year. Which is why General Pants’ Christmas campaign feels like it’s just stumbled out of the ‘80s.

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Away in a mango

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Santa will be here very soon.

Away in a mango

Swap the baubles for a banana. The paper chains for a papaya. And the fake snow for, erm, a fuzzy peach.

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Hint hint

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. What do you want to unwrap?

Hint hint


Remember Harvey Nichols’ award-winning Christmas campaign ‘I Spent It On Myself’? Well this year they’ve extended the refreshingly selfish spirit with a campaign that sees people dropping unsubtle hints about what they really want to unwrap. (Cheers, Andy.)

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A Lidl surprise

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. 

A Lidl surprise

Bare neon bulbs. Simple wooden furniture. And a menu featuring tagliatelle with lobster and truffle oil, smoked reindeer and pickled blackberry, and a panettone bread pudding.

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Walking in a window wonderland

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Courtesy of Santa’s Elmwood elves.

window wonderland 1

For some of us, Christmas represents a once-a-year opportunity to place extreme demands upon the National Grid. House exteriors are strung with cascades of Christmas lights, while illuminated reindeer frolic in the garden, looked on by inflatable glowing Santas. In the West Yorkshire village of Saltaire however, residents have joined together and taken a rather more restrained approach.

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If you go down to the woods…

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Only 16 sleeps to go.

If you go down

For some, the mere mention of Christmas is enough to send them running for the basement and closing the door until January. Try that at Leeds Town Hall however and you’ll find yourself descending into a mysterious Christmas netherworld.

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Santa Claus vs the Jolly Toy Scouts

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Are you feeling festive yet?

Jolly Toy Scouts

The Big Guy traditionally holds an unassailable lead when it comes to toy distribution at Christmas. But this year, fast-food giant Jollibee is upping the stakes with the launch of its annual ‘Maaga ang Pasko’ toy collection drive.

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From Christmas waste to Christmas wonderland

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. More to come this week.

Christmas waste 1

Shopping. Giving gifts. Returning gifts to the store. It’s all part of the fun as the holiday season gathers momentum. But there’s an unfortunate consequence to all this. The increase in consumption means the volume of waste we generate around this time of year also rises dramatically. Here at Poke Towers we’re already ankle deep in food packaging and gift wrap. (Business as usual then.)

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Season’s greetings by (robot) hand

Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. Look out for more throughout December.

Season’s greetings

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to ask the tough questions. Like, who gets onto the Christmas card list this year? The nice cab driver who returned your iPhone last week. Or Julie from Personnel, who was definitely a bit snippy in the elevator this morning. It’s a significant task, sharing the seasonal love, but fortunately help is at hand. A robot hand, to be precise.

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