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After a delayed and much anticipated summer it’s here… the Christmas season is here! It snuck up on us faster than we could say break dancing Santa’s and Christmas baubles. Although we think you will all agree it isn’t the season to be jolly until we can get our mittens on some mulled wine and the coca cola advert is on the TV! But hey -ho we work in events and Christmas starts, well, pretty much just after the last one!
For those of you who haven’t jumped on the Christmas  sleigh just yet, we thought we would write a little blog to get you in the spirit and show you some of our best festive acts and Christmas entertainment.

After a brilliant year of British film, the top of everyone’s must see list was The Great Gatsby. The vintage look has been a popular theme throughout the year, but Christmas time really is where it can sparkle and dazzle the most! This year, we invited The Gatsby Jazz Band into the office. In no time at all they had got us up on our feet. Their knowledge of jazz astounded us! Their repertoire spans from the 1920’s right through to the 1950’s, perfect for a Christmas dance under the mistletoe! For those who like to leave the dancing to the professionals, The Gatsby Girls are perfect! They will teach you a move or two – that is for sure!

For the more traditional, a few personal Contraband favourites would be great. The Candy Canes have such eye-catching costumes, great for Christmas corporate events – we love them. No Christmas is complete without Christmas Elves and we tons of them, from balloon modelling elves to comedy elves. Jack Frost  is a popular choice for a winter wonder theme, alongside the utterly fabulous Christmas Hedge man!

As you may know our little black book has been expanding over 2013 with lots of well-known faces from comedians, x-factor acts and musicians and other TV, film and radio stars joining our roster– all perfect for those light switch-ons! The most famous of all our contacts is Father Christmas and we happen to know quite a few! We challenge any parent, friend, child or Grinch to not believe in these magical characters! There is the brilliant Alan, the wonderful Jemand our fantastic Hogarth actors, to name but a few!

So are you feeling festive now? Singing Maria Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ at the top of your lungs? Pining after a roast dinner? Thinking of the wonderful ways in which to add some extra fun to your festive celebrations? Then our work here is done…for now!

Please do get in touch if you would like any more ideas of information! We have a whole office of elves here waiting to help!