Friday Five Favourite: Christmas Adverts 2018

30 11 2018

It’s back! Advent starts tomorrow and I think all the major companies have released their Christmas adverts now, so here are my top five for this year! (Next week I’ll share five that didn’t quite make the list…)

Sainsburys (mostly for Plug Boy!)

KFC

Waitrose (it was a tough call between the below and this one)

Aldi (Other entries this year here, here and here!)

Lidl





Friday Five Favourite: Christmas Adverts that didn’t quite make the top 5 – 2017

8 12 2017

After last week’s winners, here are those which didn’t quite make the cut

6: Debenhams
A cute, modern day twist on Cinderella, just slightly too much social media for my taste

7: Sky Cinema

8: ASDA
I liked the concept, but felt it could have been executed better

9: Tesco

10: Argos





Friday Five Favourite: Christmas Adverts 2017

1 12 2017

It was a tough one this year, my shortlist was about 10, and I’m still not sure I’ve got it right – I don’t know if I should penalise some for being nothing to do with the actual company they’re advertising, or what about companies I’ve never heard of – but after much deliberation, here are the worthy winners! (Results from previous years can be found here)

1: McDonalds
I absolutely loved this, though my colleague and I debated the ending as he wasn’t so impressed. We agreed that maybe the Dad should have taken the cheeseburger for himself if Father Christmas only eats mince pies….

2: Aldi
A great sequel to last year’s entry

3: Barbour
Literally no idea who this company are, but if they’re doing a sequel to The Snowman then that’s easy points right there!

4: Marks & Spencer
Feels like more of an advert for Paddington than M&S, but that doesn’t stop it being lovely.

5: John Lewis
The product placement is obvious, but such a sweet story!





Friday Five Favourite – Christmas Adverts 2016

25 11 2016

So here we are, the top five! Last week I gave you those that didn’t quite make it, and now, in a slightly rough and very changeable order, here are my five favourite Christmas adverts this year!

1: Aldi

2: Whiskas Temptations

3: Waitrose

4: John Lewis

Of course this comes with some excellent spoofs, one based on vermin, the other on the presidential election.

5: Lidl





[Not quite] Friday Five Favourite: Christmas Adverts 2016

25 11 2016

The competition for best Christmas advert is so strong this year that I’m having to do a runners up list! I’ll save my top five for next week, but here, in no particular order, are those that didn’t quite make it!

Marks and Spencer

Sainsburys

TK Maxx

McDonalds

Heathrow





Friday five favourite: Christmas Adverts 2015

27 11 2015

Something else that’s become something of an annual tradition – my Friday Five Favourite Christmas adverts from this year 🙂

Mulberry

IKEA

Sainsburys

Lidl

Asda – this is mainly for the car covered in fairy lights 🙂


I haven’t put John Lewis in this year, mainly due to the science issues….! That said, a good remake has been done, so as a bonus, please enjoy the below:


**UPDATE**
A late entry from the Co-op!


**UPDATE 2**
And a superb one from vodafone!





Friday Five Favourites: Christmas Adverts 2014

21 11 2014

What began last year may as well become a tradition – here are my favourite Christmas adverts from this years selection…

Sainsburys

Boots

John Lewis

Post Office

Tesco

(The full light show can be seen here)





Friday Five Favourites: Christmas Adverts 2013

13 12 2013

Quite a few feel-good, inspirational Christmas adverts around this year 🙂 Wasn’t a fan of the John Lewis one this year – I’m less against it now, but it just doesn’t explain it’s own plot very well, and definitely not worth £7million

Coca Cola – quite a different message to normal!

Boots – it’s been a bit overplayed this year, but I do like it

Sainsburys – love this one, particularly spreadsheet man, and the family at the very end 🙂

Carphone Warehouse – bit of a more light hearted one!

Marks & Spencer – everyone loves a spoof of childrens’ stories 🙂





Friday Five Favourite: Christmas Advert Runners Up 2018

7 12 2018

A selection of this year’s Christmas adverts that were good, that were maybe warm and fuzzy, but not strong enough to make the top five – in no particular order…

McDonalds

Intu

Vodafone

John Lewis

Asda

As an added bonus, this isn’t really a Christmas advert, but absolutely superb, possibly better than all of the above. Every year, when John Lewis release their Christmas advert, a man in the USA with the twitter handle @johnlewis is completely overwhelmed with responses (John Lewis’ actual twitter handles is @jlandpartners, used to be @johnlewisretail or something like that), so this year, Twitter worked with him to make this





Tuesday Three Favourite: Christmas Adverts 2016 that missed the boat

28 03 2017

Woops so I just found this in my saved drafts where I was clearly trying to get it up to five and then forgot about it. So rather than wait ’til next Christmas, thought I’d just bung this up now – sorry! For alliterations sake, it’s Tuesday!