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A ‘Diverse’ Festive Fantasy.

Posted by Big John on December 11, 2017

You may remember that this is the time of year when I go into “Bah Humbug!” mode, and this year is no exception, although, so far I have not seen that bloody ‘Coca Cola’ convoy on TV, there are plenty of other .. “Oh! Oh! Oh!” .. “Spend ! Spend! Spend!” .. adverts in every commercial break.

This year there seems to be more than a hint of a ‘PC’ element to many of those ‘friends and family gathering’ scenes so loved by the ‘retail giants’ and major supermarkets. You know, the ones showing the latest trend in flashy Christmas trees, fake snow everywhere and a dining tables loaded with food that most people would not dream of eating at any other time of year, or, like some I see seated at these tables, would never eat at any time ! .. for this year, every gathering seems to include not only white, black, brown and yellow people, and, of course, the mixed-race “dual heritage” family; but also women wearing hijabs, a Sikh in a dastaar and a dreadlocked ‘Rasta’, although so far, I have not spotted the yellow robe of a Buddhist monk.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m very much in favour of people of different ethnic backgrounds and religions getting together as, perhaps if it happened more often, it would go someway towards bringing about the Christmas message of hope for “Peace on Earth”; but do these ads ‘reflect the norm’ here in the UK ?  …

…. I very much doubt it !

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4 Responses to “A ‘Diverse’ Festive Fantasy.”

  1. ginnie said

    It’s the same here. It makes me wonder if I’m really in the same world as the ones that write this stuff. Did you hear that they might not have a Nativity Scene this year at the White House? Seems they can’t find 3 Wise Men in the present administration !

  2. judemiller1 said

    Sorry, but those ads certainly don’t look like my family. I’m almost ashamed that we are all white! We do have a bit of diversity in this once Protestant family, we now have 8 Catholics, 6 Lutherans, and One Jewish man, an Atheist, and a mere 4 Protestants. SEE! We are diverse. Whew! I feel much more PC. .

  3. It’s all about selling, and appealing to a variety of people. It seems cynical, doesn’t it?

  4. The Christmas story is a fantasy, so I’m not surprised to see it usher in a bunch of fantastic advertising. I like the family interactions the holiday season brings, however.

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