A Drayton estate agent’s inspired Christmas idea has helped promote local businesses – and given hundreds of people a good laugh.
Wil Barber, owner of William’s Way Estate Agent’s, has put together a 12 Days of Christmas video featuring a dozen local businesses.
Each firm uses their “day” to give their particular service a musical plug, while dressed in Christmas gear.
The finished song had more than 850 views on Youtube within a day of its release and had become a talking point in the village, according to Wil, who grew up in Drayton.
“We’re always looking for fun things to do to get the community involved,” said Wil. “I’m a local kid so I’ve got a lot more emotional attachment to the area. We were thinking ‘what can we do to help the community?’ I also wanted to do something to show the community that we are a community – and we knew that it would be hilarious!”
Wil said they had no trouble filling the 12 appearance slots. “In the end we were fighting people off and since its release people have been saying ‘why didn’t you ask me to be in it?’ Estate agents have a bad reputation for being pushy and salesy. I wanted to do something to show that we’re not like that.
“There have been loads of lovely comments on the community Facebook page. Now we’re thinking about next Christmas. We’ve had a joke about doing a Christmas calendar, featuring all the old blokes!”
To watch the video go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR7m-UXYPYk&feature=youtu.be
Pictured are a few stills from the video featuring Drayton businesses