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Wait! What?

No chestnuts roasting on an open fire?

No Jack Frost nipping at your nose??

An Post writes:

Our An Post Christmas TV advert is about how we remember family and friends at Christmas. It highlights the fact that when we make the effort to write and post our Christmas cards, the emotional rewards for both sender and receiver are enormous.

The TV advert features the song ‘The Christmas Waltz’ and was shot in locations around Dublin and Wicklow.

The music track is called ‘The Christmas Waltz’, vocals by Lisa Hannigan and is available to purchase on Bandcamp. All profits raised from the sale of the track will go directly to Simon Community to help tackle homelessness in Ireland.

Now, giant Anglo-Saxon supermarket chains, that’s how you do a Christmas ad.

Update:

Link to Bandcamp is now working. Donate here.

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Of his adorable Kickstarter project, Wayne Kearns writes:

Family Time Fables is a series of illustrated children’s books that I initially created for my niece and nephews that cover three of the classic Irish tales: Cú Chulainn, The Salmon of Knowledge and Fionn and the Dragon. I recently produced a print run for family and friends and this campaign is to fund development of the ebook versions, the website and a larger print run of all of the books – if the campaign reaches its target then all paperback book rewards will be shipped on Monday 15th December in time to be given as Christmas gifts.

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A haunting tale of early technology written, directed, animated and scored by LA-based animator Troy Morgan

Four separate individuals at the dawn of wireless technology become accidental collaborators in a musical composition that is pieced together through radio waves.

Tesla’s spirit radio?

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An award-winning short by Belgian animator Joost Jansen. To wit:

A soldier goes to the front during World War I, whose horrors make him realise that the enemy is actually war itself. The testimony of this soldier stands as a metaphor for the terrible cruelty of war and the desire for peace.

Part of the 12 Minutes About Peace project -  a collection of 12 one-minute animated shorts on the theme of peace by Flemish animators.

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