Twelve Nights

Crisis wanted to raise awareness of the vital work it does at Christmas supporting people experiencing homelessness. At the same time, Crisis wanted to communicate the different challenges people experiencing homelessness today experience; from sofa surfing to finding shelter on buses, to rough sleeping. We needed to highlight that no one should face Christmas homeless and alone.

We created a film that flipped the Christmas carol, “Twelve Days of Christmas”, on its head, using updated lyrics to reflect the reality of being homeless at Christmas – as well as how the necessary support can provide a way out. Narrated by an all-star cast, including Chris Martin, Emma Thompson, and Ellie Goulding, it showed the journey of six characters from being homeless to taking the first steps toward a path out of homelessness for good.

Twelve Nights

Crisis wanted to raise awareness of the vital work it does at Christmas supporting people experiencing homelessness. At the same time, Crisis wanted to communicate the different challenges people experiencing homelessness today experience; from sofa surfing to finding shelter on buses, to rough sleeping. We needed to highlight that no one should face Christmas homeless and alone. We created a film that flipped the Christmas carol, “Twelve Days of Christmas”, on its head, using updated lyrics to reflect the reality of being homeless at Christmas – as well as how the necessary support can provide a way out. Narrated by an all-star cast, including Chris Martin, Emma Thompson, and Ellie Goulding, it showed the journey of six characters from being homeless to taking the first steps toward a path out of homelessness for good.