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The Ghost of Christmas Past Takes Us Back To 2005

2005 doesn’t seem so far away, but it was a decade ago that Britain was introduced to Chip & PIN and Camilla Parker-Bowles married Prince Charles. But what was good and great about Christmas this year?

The Top Toy of 2005!

Yes, of course, everyone’s favourite fluffy owl-type character: Furby! Check out the advert below from 2005.

What was on in the cinema?

Perhaps it’s no surprise that ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’ was the movie of the year in 2005, given the massive cult following the film has. In total, the movie took over £500 million at box offices worldwide!

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What was happening in the world?

Sadly, 2005 was the year that London was rocked by a coordinated terrorist bomb attack which hit the public transport system in the city. It was also the year that pubs were allowed to open for 24 hours for the first time and that popular supermarket, Safeway, disappeared from Britain with the rebranding of the final stores to Morrison’s.

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Last, but not least – what was the Christmas Number 1 for 2005?

Take a look at our blog next week as the Ghost of Christmas Past reviews 2015 as the Ghost of Christmas Present!

 

Images: Miller Bourne

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