Heathrow Unveils Their Annual Christmas Commercial Featuring Walkers Shortbread!
Heathrow Airport’s seasonal commercial features Edward and Doris Bair, a sweet, old bear couple. Walkers Shortbread is excited to be featured in the commercial for the third year.
We first met Edward and Doris in 2016 when they flew into Heathrow Airport and, after stopping to purchase Walkers cookies, were greeted by their excited family. You see Edward causing a mess picking out his Walkers Shortbread cookies (49 second mark), just before they see their family and officially start off the holiday surrounded by love. Make sure you watch all the way through to see the surprise ending!
In 2017, we learned how Edward and Doris’ love story began in 1967 and how their family grew over the years. Edward starts a tradition of buying a vintage tin of Walkers cookies for Doris and we see Doris return the favor. Through the years, we see their love and family grow centering around their travel in and out of Heathrow airport, especially during the Christmas season.
This year, the Bairs are celebrating Christmas at their retirement home in the Keys in Florida. After video chatting with their kids and grandchildren, they quickly realize they need to be with their family and the season is just not the same away from loved ones. They pack up and rush to London to reunite with their family while having some special couple time on the way. Seeing the family coming together at the end reinforces the importance of family at the holiday season.
As you watch this year’s video, did you spot the Walkers logo on the box holding Doris’ Christmas tree decorations (around 10 seconds). And Edward is his klutzy self once again knocking over a tower of Walkers Shortbreads while they are Christmas shopping (1 minute, 13 seconds). Doris really should keep a better eye on him!
As a special treat this year, Heathrow Airport launched a new page on their website dedicated to the Bairs. https://www.heathrow.com/file_source/Heathrow/Content/More/Bears/ Learn more about this Bear family that we’ve come to love over the years, take a quiz to figure out which member of the Bair family you are and find adorable animated sequences of Edward and Doris you can share with your loved ones.