1989: It wasn't until 1989 when their classic "Magical Place" theme tune appeared on the scene, and would become their anthem for over 20 years.
1985: So farewell, Toys R Us... another name from our childhoods disappearing. Their megastores opened to such a subtle ad to begin with, borrowing "The Snowman's" "Walking In The Air".
Times change :( Toys R Us are going into administration as people prefer to shop online rather than make a big trip out of town to one of their massive stores. Will they last until this Christmas?
Here's a 1985 memory from happier days.
Christmas UK Countdown: There are 300 days until Christmas...
Well, well, well... we were thinking that London's Oxford Street Christmas lights were getting a little long in the tooth. Oxford Street have offered a £3,000 prize to the team who offers the best design for their replacement.
For the first time in its history, Oxford Street launches a global call for the redesign of its world famous and universally loved Christmas lights.
Markets Ending: Edinburgh, Liverpool, Swansea
This is becoming a tradition! Here's some pics of the abandoned London from Christmas morning.
your city’s a sucker, my city’s a creep this christmas morning, i again took off on my bike to explore an abandoned city.ﾂ�its the one time of the year you more or less have free reign of London. as a resident, i naturally avoid the...
Markets Ending: Bournemouth
Markets Ending: London/Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London/Clapham Common
Final 2017 Watchlist:
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And that’s it! Time to walk off into the sunset as the year comes to an end.
Thank you so much for following us throughout 2017, and for sending us your links, comments, and liking and sharing our social media posts. This was our most popular year, according to our social media stats - we’ve got a good thing going here, and life dramas aside, we’ll be back in the Summer of 2018 for the Christmas 2018 press shows.
We enjoy putting together the run-up so much - we’d be fools to stop now :)
We hope you and your loved ones have a safe, healthy New Year -- LinusJ & NickH
So, there's still hope for John Lewis' salvation - IF they put in a really good Christmas advert for 2018. They need to bring back humanity into their festive ads, because most of their recent ones just haven't really connected with us. And with eight brands on three appearances, there is all to play for next year.