Video: Coca Cola Christmas truck to visit News Shopper area this month

The Coca Cola truck will visit Gravesend and Thamesmead this month and Bluewater in December.

The Coca Cola truck will visit Gravesend and Thamesmead this month and Bluewater in December.

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YOU know it’s nearly Christmas when the iconic Coca Cola truck appears in a snowy and glittering scene on a television advert.

And although holidays may not actually be coming for another six weeks, Christmas will arrive in the News Shopper before the end of the month.

The much-loved Coca Cola lorry is set to make special guest appearances in Gravesend and Thamesmead.

On November 21, the truck will stop by at the Asda store in Gravesend from 1pm.

The following day, it will brighten the afternoon for shoppers at the Morrison’s store in Twin Tumps Way, Thamesmead.

Festive shoppers will have the opportunity to grab that ultimate Facebook profile picture to use throughout December by posing alongside the giant red truck.

But for those who refuse to get into that Christmas spirit until December, the truck will be back in our area in then.

On December 8 and 9 the truck will be at the O2 Arena in North Greenwich and two days later on December 11, it will be at Bluewater Shopping Centre.

Marketing director for Coca‐Cola Zoe Howorth said “Coca Cola has a rich history of spreading Christmas joy through our marketing campaigns, with our Holidays are Coming ad and truck which are loved across the world.

“We’re excited to be joining together with consumers in the countdown to Christmas and sprinkling some Coca Cola Christmas magic.”

The Holidays are Coming Christmas advert is set to get its first play during the X Factor on ITV tomorrow (November 10) evening.

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11:48am Fri 9 Nov 12

Lukeyboy says...

holidays are coming, holidays are coming....
holidays are coming, holidays are coming.... Lukeyboy
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12:38pm Fri 9 Nov 12

reptiles says...

YAY Christmas starts tomorrow night then
YAY Christmas starts tomorrow night then reptiles
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2:16pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Outandabout says...

"But for those who refuse to get into that Christmas spirit until December". Maybe people ‘refuse’ because it is NOVEMBER and Christmas isn’t until 25 December. That is unless of course you have some commercial interest like selling 1ltr bottles of drink that contain 55 spoonfuls of sugar. I am not at all religious and neither is Christmas, if I was I’d be spitting feathers at how this religious festival has been hijacked over the years. It is used to just sell anything in the name of Christmas, to make a fast buck, including it seems advertising space in a local paper
"But for those who refuse to get into that Christmas spirit until December". Maybe people ‘refuse’ because it is NOVEMBER and Christmas isn’t until 25 December. That is unless of course you have some commercial interest like selling 1ltr bottles of drink that contain 55 spoonfuls of sugar. I am not at all religious and neither is Christmas, if I was I’d be spitting feathers at how this religious festival has been hijacked over the years. It is used to just sell anything in the name of Christmas, to make a fast buck, including it seems advertising space in a local paper Outandabout
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3:03pm Fri 9 Nov 12

joertmclark says...

Lukeyboy wrote:
holidays are coming, holidays are coming....
I always used to think it was "how many days are coming, how many days are coming" as in the countdown to Xmas! Ha!
[quote][p][bold]Lukeyboy[/bold] wrote: holidays are coming, holidays are coming....[/p][/quote]I always used to think it was "how many days are coming, how many days are coming" as in the countdown to Xmas! Ha! joertmclark
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3:41pm Fri 9 Nov 12

the wall says...

Outandabout wrote:
"But for those who refuse to get into that Christmas spirit until December". Maybe people ‘refuse’ because it is NOVEMBER and Christmas isn’t until 25 December. That is unless of course you have some commercial interest like selling 1ltr bottles of drink that contain 55 spoonfuls of sugar. I am not at all religious and neither is Christmas, if I was I’d be spitting feathers at how this religious festival has been hijacked over the years. It is used to just sell anything in the name of Christmas, to make a fast buck, including it seems advertising space in a local paper
Good post, but if you are not at all religious then what do you call this time of year?

Christmas = Christ's Mass.

I agree completely about the whole mass marketing of Christmas. It has destroyed many family values. A mate of mine was saying last year how much he is spending on the kids and wife. Then he complains about how broke he is the rest of the year.

We don't need some America drink company to tell us when Christmas is here or how they put it 'the holidays are coming'. We have calendars that can do that. The last thing I will be drinking at Christmas will be a glass of tooth rot.
[quote][p][bold]Outandabout[/bold] wrote: "But for those who refuse to get into that Christmas spirit until December". Maybe people ‘refuse’ because it is NOVEMBER and Christmas isn’t until 25 December. That is unless of course you have some commercial interest like selling 1ltr bottles of drink that contain 55 spoonfuls of sugar. I am not at all religious and neither is Christmas, if I was I’d be spitting feathers at how this religious festival has been hijacked over the years. It is used to just sell anything in the name of Christmas, to make a fast buck, including it seems advertising space in a local paper[/p][/quote]Good post, but if you are not at all religious then what do you call this time of year? Christmas = Christ's Mass. I agree completely about the whole mass marketing of Christmas. It has destroyed many family values. A mate of mine was saying last year how much he is spending on the kids and wife. Then he complains about how broke he is the rest of the year. We don't need some America drink company to tell us when Christmas is here or how they put it 'the holidays are coming'. We have calendars that can do that. The last thing I will be drinking at Christmas will be a glass of tooth rot. the wall
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3:50pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

I'm just curious of how much Gannet got for this advert.

Show me the money $$$$$$$$$
I'm just curious of how much Gannet got for this advert. Show me the money $$$$$$$$$ Gypo.Joe
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12:29pm Sat 10 Nov 12

madras says...

'But for those who refuse to get into that Christmas spirit until December, the truck will be back in our area in '

What the heck has this got to do with the spirit of Christmas unless conceding it's all about commercialism?
'But for those who refuse to get into that Christmas spirit until December, the truck will be back in our area in ' What the heck has this got to do with the spirit of Christmas unless conceding it's all about commercialism? madras
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1:27pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

Outandabout wrote:
"But for those who refuse to get into that Christmas spirit until December". Maybe people ‘refuse’ because it is NOVEMBER and Christmas isn’t until 25 December. That is unless of course you have some commercial interest like selling 1ltr bottles of drink that contain 55 spoonfuls of sugar. I am not at all religious and neither is Christmas, if I was I’d be spitting feathers at how this religious festival has been hijacked over the years. It is used to just sell anything in the name of Christmas, to make a fast buck, including it seems advertising space in a local paper
Actually, you would be spitting 'nails'. Spitting feathers implies that one is thirsty, spitting nails that one is angry.

Still, at least you can always grab a Coke, cool down and kill two misused cliches' with one swig.
[quote][p][bold]Outandabout[/bold] wrote: "But for those who refuse to get into that Christmas spirit until December". Maybe people ‘refuse’ because it is NOVEMBER and Christmas isn’t until 25 December. That is unless of course you have some commercial interest like selling 1ltr bottles of drink that contain 55 spoonfuls of sugar. I am not at all religious and neither is Christmas, if I was I’d be spitting feathers at how this religious festival has been hijacked over the years. It is used to just sell anything in the name of Christmas, to make a fast buck, including it seems advertising space in a local paper[/p][/quote]Actually, you would be spitting 'nails'. Spitting feathers implies that one is thirsty, spitting nails that one is angry. Still, at least you can always grab a Coke, cool down and kill two misused cliches' with one swig. Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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1:35pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Outandabout says...

the wall wrote:
Outandabout wrote: "But for those who refuse to get into that Christmas spirit until December". Maybe people ‘refuse’ because it is NOVEMBER and Christmas isn’t until 25 December. That is unless of course you have some commercial interest like selling 1ltr bottles of drink that contain 55 spoonfuls of sugar. I am not at all religious and neither is Christmas, if I was I’d be spitting feathers at how this religious festival has been hijacked over the years. It is used to just sell anything in the name of Christmas, to make a fast buck, including it seems advertising space in a local paper
Good post, but if you are not at all religious then what do you call this time of year? Christmas = Christ's Mass. I agree completely about the whole mass marketing of Christmas. It has destroyed many family values. A mate of mine was saying last year how much he is spending on the kids and wife. Then he complains about how broke he is the rest of the year. We don't need some America drink company to tell us when Christmas is here or how they put it 'the holidays are coming'. We have calendars that can do that. The last thing I will be drinking at Christmas will be a glass of tooth rot.
I call this time of year Christmas because that is how it is widely known, same as other religious festivals. Ditto your comemnt re a drinks company peddling their wares. How many kids don't get much at Christmas yet were 'good' all year round. The pressure on parents is terrible if they can't provide the expected gifts of food etc. We already have food banks popping up in SE London and elsewhere. Eratus. Thanks for the information, you are of course (this time!) correct but I do beleive we are talking metaphors not cliches' but as the good book of mixed metaphors says it's all water under a ducks back.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outandabout[/bold] wrote: "But for those who refuse to get into that Christmas spirit until December". Maybe people ‘refuse’ because it is NOVEMBER and Christmas isn’t until 25 December. That is unless of course you have some commercial interest like selling 1ltr bottles of drink that contain 55 spoonfuls of sugar. I am not at all religious and neither is Christmas, if I was I’d be spitting feathers at how this religious festival has been hijacked over the years. It is used to just sell anything in the name of Christmas, to make a fast buck, including it seems advertising space in a local paper[/p][/quote]Good post, but if you are not at all religious then what do you call this time of year? Christmas = Christ's Mass. I agree completely about the whole mass marketing of Christmas. It has destroyed many family values. A mate of mine was saying last year how much he is spending on the kids and wife. Then he complains about how broke he is the rest of the year. We don't need some America drink company to tell us when Christmas is here or how they put it 'the holidays are coming'. We have calendars that can do that. The last thing I will be drinking at Christmas will be a glass of tooth rot.[/p][/quote]I call this time of year Christmas because that is how it is widely known, same as other religious festivals. Ditto your comemnt re a drinks company peddling their wares. How many kids don't get much at Christmas yet were 'good' all year round. The pressure on parents is terrible if they can't provide the expected gifts of food etc. We already have food banks popping up in SE London and elsewhere. Eratus. Thanks for the information, you are of course (this time!) correct but I do beleive we are talking metaphors not cliches' but as the good book of mixed metaphors says it's all water under a ducks back. Outandabout
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3:52pm Sun 11 Nov 12

rarecockneyguvnor says...

Tut tut tut, Outandabout, and again !


It's just not good enuf deer.
Tut tut tut, Outandabout, and again ! It's just not good enuf deer. rarecockneyguvnor
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5:52pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Marty1979 says...

There should be a ban on Christmas marketing until 1st December!

Went round Tesco, loads of the special Christmas food has eat by dates early or mid December

And as soon as we get into January we'll see Easter eggs in shops.....
There should be a ban on Christmas marketing until 1st December! Went round Tesco, loads of the special Christmas food has eat by dates early or mid December And as soon as we get into January we'll see Easter eggs in shops..... Marty1979
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5:58pm Sun 11 Nov 12

rarecockneyguvnor says...

If the public never bought it they wouldn't sell it so early. There has to be a market, that's what they are in the business of....selling. Capitalism, love it or move to North Korea or its like.
If the public never bought it they wouldn't sell it so early. There has to be a market, that's what they are in the business of....selling. Capitalism, love it or move to North Korea or its like. rarecockneyguvnor
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9:48am Mon 12 Nov 12

PaulErith says...

rarecockneyguvnor wrote:
If the public never bought it they wouldn't sell it so early. There has to be a market, that's what they are in the business of....selling. Capitalism, love it or move to North Korea or its like.
I think you've summed it up well. I don't like the way Christmas has become so commercial, but we live in a free market economy, so demand and supply rule. If someone doesn't like it, then don't buy the products.
[quote][p][bold]rarecockneyguvnor[/bold] wrote: If the public never bought it they wouldn't sell it so early. There has to be a market, that's what they are in the business of....selling. Capitalism, love it or move to North Korea or its like.[/p][/quote]I think you've summed it up well. I don't like the way Christmas has become so commercial, but we live in a free market economy, so demand and supply rule. If someone doesn't like it, then don't buy the products. PaulErith
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