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Christian version of penguin ad goes viral

Wed 03 Dec 2014
By Desmond Busteed

A church in Norwich's alternative version of this year's most talked about Christmas advert has gone viral with St Thomas' 'Tommy the Tiger' taking on the role of the 'Penguin'.

The last scene is filmed in St Thomas' Norwich, with Zac Lloyd, 3, playing the part of the little boy.

#TommyTheTiger has already received over 14,100 hits on You Tube since Thursday.

Beej Harris who produced the alternative version for St Thomas' told Premier they decided to make their own ad because they felt the true Christmas message was somewhat lacking in the original, he said:"There was a lot of satisfaction in presents and toys, but we actually wanted to kind of take it back and say that Christmas is about so much more than that.

"The presents and toys and all that stuff is great but actually the real meaning is about Christ and the little boy at the end, he just sees Christ and realises that it's better than everything else."

Beej Harris, St. Thomas', Norwich:

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