THOUSANDS of people tuned in to watch the Fenwick Newcastle store unveil this year's much-anticipated Christmas window theme.

This year's festive treat features moments from animated family favourite Shaun the Sheep's latest film  - The Flight Before Christmas - which was created in partnership with Aardman.

The event was live streamed on Facebook to a global audience of tens of thousands. Viewers tuned in from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America.

Running across the eight windows of the Northumberland Street store frontage, The Flight Before Christmas story depicts a festive Mossy Bottom Farm where Shaun the Sheep and his flock live.

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Christmas is coming and Mossy Bottom Farm is covered in ice and snow.

Shaun the Sheep's seasonal excitement turns to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get a bigger stocking for the flock accidentally leads to Timmy, Shaun's cousin and the only lamb in the flock, going missing!

Follow Shaun's adventure to get Timmy home before he becomes someone else's present.

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Mia Fenwick, Director at Fenwick: "Every year our Christmas window reveal is the highlight of the Fenwick calendar and this year we are thrilled to have partnered with Aardman to give audiences a glimpse into the new Shaun the Sheep Christmas special. It feels very fitting to partner with the legendary British animation studio on the eve of the 50th anniversary of our Christmas windows."

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Richard Beek, Producer, Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas: "It's a real honour to see moments from our latest Shaun the Sheep film - The Flight Before Christmas providing the inspiration this year's Fenwick Christmas windows.

"We are extremely proud of the film and to be able to share it with everybody in such unique and special way is fantastic, I'm sure everyone will love the windows as much as we do!"

The Shaun the Sheep Christmas Window display will be in place at Fenwick Newcastle from today, Monday, November 8, through to end of December for all to experience and enjoy.

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In celebration of the Christmas window display, Fenwick are delighted to offer special edition Shaun the Sheep gift items.

These include a limited-edition Shaun the Sheep x Fenwick Christmas bauble, a personalised Shaun the Sheep Bedtime Stories book, a 24 Sheeps to Christmas activity book and Shaun the Sheep plush toys in various sizes amongst others collectable pieces. These extra special items are available from today (Monday, November 8) in all Fenwick stores and online

Additionally, Fenwick Newcastle's Santa's Rooftop Cinema will be screening an exclusive Aardman film; Aardman Classic Cinema, featuring some much-loved Aardman favourites and iconic Aardman characters.

From the beloved Shaun the Sheep and friends making the most of a snowy day before surprising The Farmer with a Christmas Day like no other, to Wallace and Gromit testing out a new woolly invention to impress the Wendolene Ramsbottom.

This exclusive film guarantees there'll be plenty of joy and laughter for all the family this festive season.

Screenings will run on selected dates from Thursday, November 11 to Thursday, December 23 and priced at £7.50, which includes popcorn and a drink, book your tickets via the ticket link from Tuesday, November 9.

Run time of the screenings is approximately 50 minutes.

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