Now there’s no escape – Google Maps will send sponsored carol singers to your doorstep

Do you want a bunch of carol singers to turn up on your doorstep this Christmas?

Well if you do, and you live in North America, retailers Marshalls, TJ Maxx and HomeGoods have combined with Google Maps Street View courtesy of agency GSD&M and interactive shop Lollipop to give you the opportunity. The website’s here.

I sometimes wonder how much of this Christmas stuff we can all stand. Long before Christianity the pagans of the north invented a festival at which everybody got pissed and behaved badly just because it was so bloody miserable in the cold and gloomy midwinter depths. Little did they know..

As my friend Shannon Stephaniuk of PR firm to the stars Glossy Inc. remarked when she sent me this: Merry happy ho ho.

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About Stephen Foster

Stephen is a former editor of Marketing Week and London Evening Standard advertising columnist. He wrote City Republic for Brand Republic and is a partner in communications consultancy The Editorial Partnership.