THE MAKING OF CHRISTMAS

From 1 million twinkling outdoor lights, 200 square metres of greenery, 8,000 decorations, 2,000 man hours and 4,000 glittering pine cones - find out more about the making of a magical Brown Thomas Christmas here.

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN REDMOND

BROWN THOMAS CREATIVE DIRECTOR

This year the windows celebrate the art of the Christmas greeting card, with eight different themes depicting magical scenes and miniature worlds. We caught up with our Creative Director to find out more about the making of a Brown Thomas Christmas.

How did the theme of Seasons Greetings for Christmas 2016 evolve?
Every year we reflect on the previous Christmas and develop our theme, the most important part of the Christmas windows is to create amazing memories for our customers. From our travels around the globe this year we were inspired by vintage Christmas cards, each window has a Christmas card scene from an ice-skating rink to champagne flute.

What is your aim with the Christmas windows each year?
Our aim is to offer that special Brown Thomas magic to our much valued customer, the season begins when our windows open.

What is your favourite aspects of Christmas at Brown Thomas this year?
I love the owl as the hero for The Marvel Room, this is inspired by both the film Labyrinth - a nod to David Bowie and also a very Irish motif - the owl from The Late Late Show.

A MINIATURE BROWN THOMAS WORLD

This year our Christmas windows showcase specially commissioned miniatures for children to enjoy. Each set is hand-crafted by our talented creative team and feature a miniature Brown Thomas world, look out in our Brown Thomas Grafton Street windows for tiny Brown Thomas boxes, baked goods and magical scenes that young and old will delight in.