In conjunction with the release of this year’s advert, the club has again reiterated its commitment to helping those in need by making a special £10,000 gift to two very special Mental Health charities, The Roch Talk Project and Glasgow’s Golden Generation.
Celtic FC Foundation’s Football for Good initiative has already distributed around £1MILLION of support to those affected by the pandemic, and today’s donation builds on this magnificent work and continues our support in this hugely important area.
This season, our Bhoys are heroes on and off the pitch as they set out help a very special key worker to save Christmas. Along the way they are helped as always by their team mates who take up the reigns in more ways than one…
Based on the well-known Christmas Poem ‘The Night Before Christmas’, we hope this year’s story brings great joy to our supporters at a time when we know they need it most.
The star at the top of the stadium sets our first scene, with our star striker Odsonne looking down the Celtic Way where our story begins… Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie magically appear as if in a dream, and our Christmas Eve adventure gets underway!
After Santa crashes his sleigh and drops the ‘Naughty and Nice’ book, the Bhoys make it their mission to find him and return the book, to help save Christmas! With the Celtic crest at the heart of our story, the pair are transported always just one step behind Santa as he prepares for the big night ahead.
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Jodie Bartle was delighted to score her first goal for Celtic, a week after her derby strike was controversially disallowed
Celtic legend was a supporter first, last and always
Christopher Jullien was a frustrated spectator as he recovered from injury, but now that he’s back, he’s determined to play his part along with his team-mates to get back to winning ways
ON THIS DAY
HISTORY OF PLAYERS
KEEP THE FAITH
Manager knows hard work can and will deliver an upturn in fortunes for his Celtic side
THE LAST WORD
NEXT week the Christmas edition of the Celtic View will be out, which means this will be the last column I write in 2020.
FOUNDATION CHRISTMAS APPEAL SPOTLIGHT: THE INVISIBLES
WE continue our spotlight series on the organisations we hope to support through this year’s Celtic FC Foundation Christmas Appeal, with a closer look at the work of The Invisibles, a Glasgow-based voluntary organisation, which aims to provide comfort to those living on the city’s streets.
LIVING THE DREAM
Danny Crainie was proud to wear the Hoops and he continues to back the team as a supporter
EVERYONE IS HURTING AT THE RUN WE'RE ON
IT was a disconsolate home dressing room at Celtic on Sunday, as the team reflected on their first domestic cup defeat in over four years.
9 from NINE
The View wants YOUR views on the Hoops’ remarkable decade of dominance
In the Silence
The poet Charles Simic wrote, “I’m in the business of translating what cannot be translated: being and its silence.”
Home for the Holidays
When I was a child, we spent every other Christmas at home.
SORRY, GRINCH. VIRUS WON'T STOP NORAD FROM TRACKING SANTA
Children of the world can rest easy. The global pandemic won’t stop them from tracking Santa Claus’ progress as he delivers gifts around the globe on Christmas Eve.
Santa Has a Pandemic Plan
Thanks to Covid, kids are trading Santa’s lap for video chats and plexiglass shields
THE GREAT 21ST-CENTURY TREASURE HUNT
Was there a better way to spend the past decade than on a sometimes maddening, occasionally deadly, brain scrambling search for gold hidden somewhere in the American West?
Saint Nicholas Eve
I wanted to make my daughter’s unexpected wish come true
Shining, Shimmering Splendid
A designer’s home is decked out in her favorite color palette.
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
After decades of exclusive access to Hollister Ranch, the most coveted stretch of California coast is finally going public
RPM NATIONALS 2020 - Santa Margarita Ranch
It was touch and go there for a while. We all followed the RPM Nationals on Instagram waiting to hear if there was going to be a 2020 event? Then word came that they were going to have the event but were not sure if spectators were going to be allowed. So again we patiently waited to find out if it was going to be a racers-only event.
Jesse Manriquez Crusin’ the California Coast