My absolute favourite holiday window has to be from Fortnum & Mason. No bells, no whistles but a simple and powerful message of togetherness, and a subtle reflection of our times and this time of year. Its a story about friendship and historical rivalries set aside to come together and be merry. Its about seeing the good in people and spreading true Christmas spirit. The butcher that cuts up the turkey toasts with him, the wolf and sheep come together in harmony, friends the world apart in these turbulent times don’t go forgotten and seeing the humour and best in everything even when one can’t see the woods for the trees.
TOGETHER WE’RE MERRIER
The Early Bird and the Night Owl
‘Twas the night before Christmas,
And the morning of it too.
For the Night Owl and the Early Bird,
There was just one thing to do.
The Bull and The China
And from the usually rambunctious bull,
We heard barely a shout,
As he whispered Merry Christmas
And shook hands with the sprout.
The Turkey and The Butcher
They’d never have thought
A team so well matched,
Sharing their first Christmas
With all limbs still attached.
The Wolf & The Sheep
Spreading cheer to all
Except those trying to sleep,
Together in harmony
Sang a wolf & sheep.
The Chef & The Lobster
The chef had the lobster laughing,
Until he was red in the face,
The party now at boiling point,
You could hear from outer space.
The Boy & The Brussel Sprouts
Boing, boing, boing,
Went the boy and his ex-nemesis.
Riding his trusty new steed
Like a green leafy pegasus.
The Polar Bear & The Penguin
Though they were poles apart,
They’d never forget a friend overseas.
A simple gesture that brings us together
In times such as these.
The Tree & The Woodcutter
They laughed in the woods,
No one there to hear it,
Just him and the trees
And some true Christmas spirit.