2 Dec 2011

La Fábrica de Sueños - Lotería de Navidad!

You know Christmas is on the way in Spain when the advertisement for the special Christmas lottery finally airs! I've seen it twice in the movie theatre so far, and it's lovely! It's a short film that metaphorically tells the tale of the Lotería de Navidad. They say the Lotería de Navidad is a "Fábrica de los Sueños" or "Dream Factory" whose doors open so that the dream-hunting children can go out and reach every city and town in Spain (or further afield since Spaniards living outside of Spain frequently have their family members send them a "décimo"). The children collect the dreams and bring them back saying that our dreams are what bring the lottery to life, a lottery which will fulfill many peoples' dreams.

I wrote in detail about Spain's famous Christmas lottery (celebrated yearly since 1812!) two years ago, if you missed it or want a refresher on an major piece of Spanish culture then you can find it here (plus Wikipedia has a great entry here). This year's film is as moving as always, with a haunting melody, but I kind of miss the bald guy from years gone by! Whenever I spotted an Observer on Fringe they always reminded me of him. ;o)

If I buy a ticket (or two) this year it will be from some non-profit association which tags on a couple of extra euros to the sales price to help with their fundraising (traditional here, we - the Biology students association - did it in University to help raise funds for our trips), like that of an animal shelter where a friend of mine volunteers or my hiking group.


  1. Good for you, Cris. I watched the clip and it definitely sets a mood, doesn't it?

  2. Hola a todos!

    Para obtener toda la información acerca de la lotería internacional Euromillones les aconsejo vivamente euromillones-resultados.com

    La lotería Euromillones es un juego de apuesta muy interesante y se puede ganar millones de euros!!! El bote más elevado desde el lanzamiento de la lotería Euromillones fue 185 millones de euros, ganado por una pareja escocesa!


  3. I liked this ad! It certainly brings a refreshing change to all the junk I've been seeing on TV.


    American advertisers should take note...


  4. Glad you guys enjoyed the ad! Each year we look forward to it, always such a sweet, nostalgic, festive note to begin the holiday season! :o)


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