Browsing: Christmas in July

A new record?

Every year, Christmas advertising seems to crawl further and further away from the actual event, surprising us with the Santa-themed adornments earlier and earlier and reminding us that journalists and Olympic sprinters aren’t the only ones obsessed with being first. This is something we’ve come to expect as part of the hyper-commercialisation of the day, and it’s hardly surprising or newsworthy anymore. However, this year, New World has set a new record, putting out a Christmas display in the early days of July.