Christmas Box 2008
BBC One (Ident) - Christmas 2008
A new ident from BBC One for 2008 (which shows how times have changed really when we had to herald this as a surprising thing!). A reappearance of Wallace and Gromit, last seen doing the ident rounds on BBC2 some years back, to promote the new short film out over the season. Presumably incase of any major disasters on the news that year, a more sombre version just featuring the end snow scene minus jolly characters on sled was also produced for before the news.
BBC One (Bumper) - Christmas 2008
BBC One (Promo) - Christmas 2008
BBC Two (Ident) - Christmas 2008
BBC Two (Promo) - Christmas 2008
ITV1 (Ident) - Christmas 2008
ITV1 (Promo) - Christmas 2008
ITV1 (Break Bumper - Snowman) - Christmas 2008
ITV1 (Break Bumper - Cracker) - Christmas 2008
ITV1 (Break Bumper - Pudding) - Christmas 2008
ITV1 (Break Bumper - Snowflake) - Christmas 2008
ITV1 (Break Bumper - Present) - Christmas 2008
ITV1 (Break Bumper - Bauble) - Christmas 2008
ITV1 (Break Bumper - Bell) - Christmas 2008
Five (Ident - Snowflake) - Christmas 2008
Five (Ident - Tree) - Christmas 2008
Fiver - Christmas 2008
Five US - Christmas 2008
Five US first introduced this ident for Christmas 2006, and then continued to use it for nearly every christmas afterwards for the next decade, shown here in 2008. Happy Holidays text features alongside a giant Five US logo. Keen to get maximum value out of this, the ident even continued to be used at Christmas right through until 2015 despite the various channel rebrands with just a new FiveUSA or 5USA logo added in and the 'Happy Holidays' text sometimes removed.
Five US (Promo) - Christmas 2008
ITV2 (Break Bumper) - Christmas 2008
CITV (Snowman) - Christmas 2008
Given the appeal of Christmas to children, it's not surprising all the children's channels have seasonal presentation (traditionally starting much earlier than the main ones!). For 2008, the main CITV Channel idents consisted of various shapes in a Kalaiedoscope effect. In a recession, it's handy to save money by only animating a bit of the screen and letting reflections do the rest!
CITV (Toy) - Christmas 2008
CITV (Break) - Christmas 2008
CITV (Promo) - Christmas 2008
CITV (Next) - Christmas 2008
CBBC - Christmas 2008
No longer in the bugs look now for the main CBBC channel, 2007 saw the introduction of another logo, and a new set of idents where the letters were 'sang'. For Christmas 2008, the surreal singing animations of the CBBC Channel are given a festive facelift, with pirates fishing for puddings, and giant bubbles. Amazing what you can do with computers!