Downton Abbey's Carson as Father Christmas?


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Or is it?

To further showcase the incredible versatility of British actors, I bring you this. Jim Carter. a.k.a. Carson from Downton Abbey, appears in this special Greenpeace advert as a dishevelled Father Christmas threatening to cancel Xmas due to global warming and to raise awareness of the melting Arctic. The stark warning is part of Greenpeace’s Save The Arctic campaign, which is supported by Jude Law, Sir Paul McCartney and Madonna.
 

 
A Very Carson Christmas

For those of you who remember Ghosts of Christmas’ past, you’ll recall that Christmas is nothing new to Carson. He took to the airwaves last year on the Jonathan Ross show to bring everyone A Very Carson Christmas. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the latenight commercials for the Ronco Inside the Shell Electric Egg Scrambler, Ron Popeil’s Pocket Fisherman or the Ginsu knives that could cut a metal can in half and still be sharp enough to slice a tomato to perfection. We’ve all seen the music compilation CD’s or DVD’s by that classic group, The Original Artists.

Finally, after endless years of infomercials, all advertising things you don’t really need, here’s something for the ultimate Downton Abbey fan, as compiled by Mr. Carson, the butler. We all know Carson. He is in charge of the pantry, wine cellar and dining room, and the male staff report to him. He has worked at Downton Abbey since he was a boy. He is also endlessly nostalgic for the way things were. so, what better qualifies him to bring you A Very Carson Christmas.
 

 
Don’t forget to call before 12midnight tonight to be the first on your block to get your very own copy to pop into the CD player and pass the time until the Sunday, January 5, 2014 premiere of the new series of Downton Abbey on PBS.