Advertising agency Host did their bit for Christmas cheer in Australia this year with Mr Whitty Sings Christmas, a personalised Christmas card service (or human jukebox) for the Web 2.0 generation.
Mr Whitty, a crusty (and at times rusty) singer/keyboard player, was stationed in the Host foyer in Surry Hills, Sydney, between 9 am and 3.30 pm each day the week before Christmas, responding to requests. His rendition of classic Christmas carols was supplemented by dramatic re-enactments in the background, with Host and Viocorp staff playing characters such as elves, Santa, Rudolph, Elvis, Mary and Joseph.
Here’s a re-enactment of the birth of Jesus (a Little Britain doll) with Elvis as Joseph & a cross-dressing Mary, sent to Holly from Julie, to the tune of Ding Dong Merrily on High.
Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube