This countdown contains material some viewers may find upsetting or disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. You have been warned. Top 12: Christmas PSAs #12
2006, UK EMETOPHOBIA WARNING: contains scenes of VOMITING.
If you are emetophobic, please avoid 1:18 — 1:24 in this video. (“Jingle Bells” playing) ♪ Dashing through the snow ♪ ♪ On a one-horse open sleigh ♪ ♪ O’er the fields we go ♪ ♪ Laughing all the way ♪ ♪ Bells on bob-tail ring ♪ ♪ Making spirits bright ♪ ♪ What fun it is to ride and sing ♪ ♪ A sleighing song tonight ♪ ♪ Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells ♪ ♪ Jingle all the way ♪ ♪ Oh, what fun it is to ride ♪ [Text]: The real idiots [Text]: The real idiots
drive themselves home. #11
‘Make It Home for Christmas’
FIA Foundation
2017, UK [Original audio edited for copyright reasons.] [Text]: Make it home for Christmas. Don’t text and drive. #10
‘Grieving Mother’
1993, UK (woman giggling) Thank you, mummy. — Oh, darling! (tape rewinding) [Child]: Thank you, mummy. (tape keeps repeating) [Female voiceover]: The smoke and fumes from a housefire can kill a child in under a minute. Wake up. Get a smoke alarm. #9
‘Don’t Leave Your Child Alone’
1993, UK [Child voiceover]: Last Christmas, I hung the little angel from the Christmas tree and Steven helped me. And then Mum and Dad went out to a party, and Steven and I were in bed. (child crying)
And then I woke up, and there was smoke, and Steven was crying! And I ran and shouted for Mum, but she didn’t come. And then, Steven stopped crying. That was last Christmas. [Male voiceover]: Fire can break out at any time. This Christmas, don’t leave your children alone in the house. #8
‘50 Year Anniversary’
Department for Transport
2014, UK [Original audio edited for copyright reasons.] (“Celebration” by Kool & the Gang playing) ♪ There’s a party going on right here ♪ ♪ A celebration to last throughout the years ♪ ♪ So bring your good times, and your laughter too ♪ ♪ We gonna celebrate your party with you ♪ ♪ Come on now! ♪ ♪ Celebration ♪ ♪ We gonna celebrate and have a good time ♪ ♪ Celebration ♪ ♪ We gonna celebrate and have a good time ♪ [Text]: In fifty years, drink driving deaths have fallen from 1,640 a year to 230. Come on! ♪ It’s a celebration ♪ (music cuts out) [Text]: But that’s still 230 too many. Think! Don’t drink and drive. #7
‘Joyeux Noël’
2015, France [Original audio edited for copyright reasons.] (people giggling) (doorbell rings) (people laughing) [Text]: Not every child is looking forward to Chistmas. 75% of child sexual abuse in France is committed by a family member. #6
1990, UK [Man]: What’re you drinking, same again? — Yeah. [Dave]: No, not for me. — What?
— I’m driving. — You won’t get pulled, not on a Sunday. — Uh, get me a half. — Half is what girls drink! — What’s the problem here? [Dave]: I… have to get down to me mum’s for dinner. — Aw, his mum’s for dinner!
— Mummy’s boy! — Come on, Dave, just one more. [Dave]: Alright, then, get me a pint. Come on, Dave, just one more. [Text]: Drinking and driving wrecks lives. #5
‘12 Days’
Sara Charlton Foundation
2015, UK (“The 12 Days of Christmas” playing) [Girl]: On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Twelve hours of shouting. Eleven nights of bed-wetting. Ten empty beer cans. Nine cuts and scratches. Eight kicks-a-kicking. Seven screams from Mummy. Six bruises bruising. Five broken ribs. Four cigarette burns. Three policemen. Two hours with Mum. And a Christmas in A&E. [Text]: Two women a week are killed
as a result of domestic violence. Many are mothers. For help, call the 24-hour Freephone
National Domestic Violence Helpline.
0808 2000 247 #4
‘12 Days of Christmas’
1998, Australia (child humming “The 12 Days of Christmas”) (woman giggling) (indistinct chatter, laughing) Oh, come on… (tires screeching) (glass breaking) [Nurse]: Your husband has had a very serious head injury. You’ll have to take him to our intensive care unit. (woman gasping, crying) It might take a few days, but they come out of it. — He’ll be home. He’ll be home. [Doctor]: The test the we’ve done really confirmed beyond doubt that Alan’s brain has now stopped working and I can only tell you that we need to take him off the machine. — See you later, son… — Don’t take him away from me… (woman sobbing) We’re going to the church, darling. — Is Daddy gonna be there? — No, Daddy won’t be there. — Mummy!
— Mummy, wake up. — Careful, careful, baby. Yeah, in a minute, sweetheart. I’m just trying to get this… [Text]: Should you be driving home tonight? [Child]: Mummy, is Santa gonna find Daddy? — Um… [Text]: If you drink, then drive, you’re a bloody idiot. #3
‘12 Days’
2006, UK (sirens) ♪ On the twelfth day of Christmas, a drink driver gave to me ♪ ♪ Twelve months in traction ♪ ♪ Eleven weeks on crutches ♪ ♪ Ten operations ♪ ♪ Nine years of nightmares ♪ ♪ Eight open flesh wounds ♪ ♪ Seven spinal fractures ♪ ♪ Six days unconscious ♪ ♪ Food through a tube ♪ ♪ Four broken limbs ♪ ♪ Three heart attacks ♪ ♪ Two punctured lungs ♪ ♪ And a lifetime in a wheelchair ♪ #2
1991, UK [Original audio edited for copyright reasons.] (“Tell Me There’s A Heaven” by Chris Rea playing) [Text]: “Sarah tripped over her teddy and fell down the stairs.” That didn’t explain the weal marks on her back. “Steven broke his arm falling off his bike.” X-rays revealed seven other unreported fractures. “Robin jumped into the bath before I could stop him.” That explained the scalding, but why did he have cigarette burns on his arms? “I just turned my back for a minute…” The coroner’s report showed multiple bruises, internal bleeding, fractured ribs, malnutrition, and dehydration consistent only with long-term abuse. There’s never an excuse for abusing children. There’s no excuse for ignoring it. We don’t accept excuses. Help us to help them by making a donation, now. #1
‘Lennon’s Christmas’
1996, Australia [Child voiceover]: And so this is Christmas. (woman crying) [Nurse]: Can you feel me touch you here? — I said I’d get a friggin’ taxi! ♪ Another year over ♪ ♪ A new one just begun ♪ (indistinct yelling) ♪ And so this is Christmas ♪ (man retching) I wasn’t drunk! — You understand what you’ve done?! The passenger from the other vehicle has died. ♪ A merry, merry Christmas ♪ ♪ And a Happy New Year ♪ ♪ Let’s hope it’s a good one ♪ (woman yelling) [Text]: Should you be driving home tonight? If you drink, then drive, you’re a bloody idiot. Thanks for watching!
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