VIDEO: Yetis spotted in the UK as the nation gets set for Yuletide

Three fully animated yetis have been spotted skating at speed through the streets of London, fast tracking much-needed festive cheer and gifts to unsuspecting passers-by.

Friday, 4th November 2016, 2:11 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:58 am
Yetis spotted in the the UK as the nation gets set for Yuletide

The high-octane scenes on a cold November morning mark the launch of the ‘Christmas Yetis’ campaign from Argos.

As the battle of the Christmas TV adverts begins and festive lights start to twinkle, the retailer has unveiled its spectacular Christmas advert.

Featuring five neon yetis, the advert shows these friendly creatures hurtling through the streets of a snowy town on ice skates, delivering Christmas gifts at extraordinary speed.

While the nation has enjoyed moments such as the Olympics, another Great British Bake Off and The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, one fifth of Brits feel that 2016 has been a slightly turbulent year.

Stating reasons such as the loss of celebrity icons (18 per cent), political uncertainty (16 per cent), Brexit (31 per cent in Scotland and 30 per cent in London) and the US Presidential Election (14 per cent), the random acts of (furry) kindness from the legendarily elusive creatures were a welcome antidote for the public.

As a result, it seems Christmas couldn’t come sooner, with almost one in five (19 per cent) of us believing Christmas will be the perfect distraction from the bleakness of 2016, and a sixth (16 per cent) looking forward to it more this year than ever before.

So Argos has sent its Christmas yetis out onto the streets of the UK to kick-start the festive feeling. Each measuring up to eight feet tall, the friendly gift-giving yetis became the centre of attention at several locations across the capital, including the festive ice rink at the Natural History Museum, Millennium Bridge, Westminster Bridge and the City of London, with more spottings expected