For the first time with our Designated Driver campaign, we've hit the road to capture the country’s favourite festive traditions with rugby star Tommy Bowe and comedian Andrew Stanley, in return for a chance to win a visit from Coca-Cola over the coming weeks along with a Christmas supply of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar for all the family. Here are just some of the nation's favourite festive traditions we discovered...
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Coca-Cola’s Christmas Truck Tour is returning to Ireland from November 26th. The famous truck will visit a total of ten stops in Ireland and Northern Ireland – eight of which have been announced today.
A further two stops will be recommended by members of the public. Broadcast media outlets 2FM and Cool FM will invite people to write in to explain why their town should win a visit from the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck. Listeners can tune in to both
Try this sweet take on a Christmas classic. The Coca-Cola in the recipe keeps keeps the ham moist and delicious tasting. The recipe makes 6 servings.
½ ham (approx 2.5 kilograms)
200 grams brown sugar
350ml Coca-Cola Classic
175 grams crushed pineapple (optional)
Total time: 3hrs 15mins
Prep time: 15mins
Cook time: 3hrs
Wash ham thoroughly. Rub fat side with brown sugar. Pour Coca-Cola over
The festive season always bring out the best in Coca-Cola advertising. Here are six of this season’s top Coke ads from around the world:
This touching ad from Germany introduces viewers to truck driver Michael Reinhold, who spends most of the year on the road or at rest stops, miles away from family. See a special wish his daughter, Tarja, had for him this Christmas.
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Coca-Cola North America set out to find real people
Let’s be honest. Hosting Christmas doesn’t come easily for everyone. For some busy mums and dads it can be more like running a marathon barefoot in February than a holiday – long, gloomy and downright painful at times! But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here’s our guide to surviving the big day.
Fail to prepare...
...prepare to fail! Start your preparations as early as you can. Draw up lists for the different areas you’ll need to
Why not have a go at making your own seasonal decor this year? It’s fun to do, immensely satisfying and easier on the purse strings. Here are five quick-to-master and inspirational ideas...
1. Holly wreaths
Everyone loves a wreath, and making one can be as simple as foraging in your garden or local park. You can buy wicker or wire bases from your nearest garden centre or DIY shop, or make the base yourself
“I’ve been up and coming for about five years now,” laughs comedian Shane Todd, during an interview at the launch of Coca-Cola’s Designated Driver campaign, which offers free soft drinks to those who abstain from alcohol and do the driving over the festive period.
“So after an extended stint as ‘the one to watch,’ I’m hopeful that 2016 is the year I actually ‘establish myself’!” But whatever about past prophecies, certainly the immediate future is
Vogue Williams has certainly endured a roller-coaster 2015, and that’s without including driving the world’s first Christmas jumper car for Designated Driver, Coca-Cola’s campaign to encourage responsible driving and road safety, but there’s no doubt that the year was an ongoing triumph of professional milestones.
After all, as well as her immensely popular blog mynameisvogue.com, regular contributions to Hello magazine’s website, her Sunday World
The previous day in Dublin had been what is often technically referred to as a total wash-out: freezing cold, lashing rain and plenty of wind.
But when model and TV personality Vogue Williams, this year’s ambassador for Coca-Cola’s Designated Driver campaign, turned up to the launch event next to a striking vehicle – a snowball-adorned car clad in a Christmas jumper and festive Santa hat – the sun shone through the chilly winter air.
If you haven’t
Oh, what magic there is at Christmas!
It's a time when we all revert to our childhood selves and try to recreate the wonder of Christmases past. To once again experience the amazement of finding presents under the tree, the excitement of being surrounded by family and friends and the astonishment at seeing our towns and villages transformed into twinkling wonderlands of light and colour.
How can we spread the magic this festive season? Some people