Greatest Christmas window display ever - and it's in Southend #Southend #Christmas pic.twitter.com/YV7yeddibF
— Mondo (@Mr_Mondo) December 6, 2014
So, sitting in the kitchen of a Saturday evening with a few scoops, a few tunes, and thumbing through Facebook updates - I stumble across this picture of a local electrical shop (Sales Appliances, Westcliff) by Sam McDonagh, and, within a blink, share Sam's shot on the Twitter. Which, at the time - seemed to be probably the most flat-line time to repost, with bods either being out and about, or tucked up indoors for cozier doings
Monday saw usvsth3m feature my pictures (now with added a stable and star) and an interview with the shop owners. Shortly after that - The Poke The Scotsmen were on it, BBC local and BBC national
By Monday evening and nearly 3,500 RTs and 300,000 views of Sam's original picture later - London paper The Metro were checking in on our festive chums. And today sees the Essex Chronicle The Huffington Post ,Charlie Brooker, Caitlan Moran - and The Sun spotlighting the nativity scene (with self and Mrs M reflected in the window)
I wouldn't normally endorse anything to do with the shadowy world of Murky Murdoch - but as the picture supports a local electrical business, was originally shot by Sam from Argosy Toys and most importantly the display is in aid of HARP - Southend's Homeless Charity - that pretty much seems to sum up the essence of Christmas to me.
As a festive epilogue, why not donate to HARP hereabouts
New testimonials...... from the Daily Mirror (top) and Metro. - shouts on Chris Evans breakfast show, the Express and ITV News and local paper The Echo confirms Henry is viral:official
Today's #nationalanthem is about a Henry Hoover Nativity Scene in a shop window. Can you think of a song? The link: http://t.co/gYdZdVUAvH
— Steve Lamacq Show (@BBClamacqshow) December 10, 2014
Friday the 12th - Henry makes HIGNFY...