Friday Five Favourite: Christmas Adverts 2020 – the runners up

11 12 2020

Last week you got my top 5, here are the 5 that didn’t quite make it!

John Lewis
I think the only reason this didn’t make the top five is that I feel like someone else did a really similar idea in the last year or two

Lego

Tesco

Coca-Cola

Barbour
I like the message this gives against disposable culture!





Friday Five Favourites – Christmas Adverts 2020

4 12 2020

Gosh it was a tough one this year – I guess companies have had plenty of time to come up with decent advertising campaigns! I have managed to narrow it down to my five favourites below, some made me laugh, some made me emotional, it’s a good mix. Enjoy!

Walkers

Deliveroo

Aldi
Two videos because it comes in two parts!

Papa Johns
Well I’d happily back any company wishing to spend their money this way instead!

McDonalds
Inspired by Inside Out maybe?

Then I’ve just got to go through the rest of the list to sift out five runners up for next week!





Friday Five Favourite: Eurovision Songs 2020

22 05 2020

So it wasn’t a Eurovision Song Contest this year, but on Saturday night, Rotterdam still hosted a 2 hour show with clips of all 41 songs that would have competed had the contest been able to go ahead.
There was a load of filler too, some better than others! Favouites included a message from Bjorn, a song from Netta, and buildings of Europe lit up while the Rotterdam Philharmonic plays Love Shine a Light. I’m a bit sad they haven’t put the interview with Graham Norton up – it was completely hilarious but he also got a bit choked up at one point, which was moving.

Because we only got 30 seconds of each song, scoring was a bit hit and miss, and probably didn’t do it as well as other years (even after removing some of my categories to make it easier!), but here are my five favourites from this year.

Iceland

Russia

Sweden

Ireland

Australia





Friday Five Favourite: Christmas Advert Runners-Up 2019

13 12 2019

Those that didn’t quite make my top five this year, but would be included if it was a top ten 🙂

Walkers

McDonalds

BBC

Asda

Very





Friday Five Favourite: Christmas Adverts 2019

6 12 2019

As has become another tradition on here, here are my top five Christmas adverts in the UK this year – there’ll be a runners up list next week!

John Lewis

And of course, someone’s done a decent spoof as well!

Sainsburys

Aldi

Argos

Joules





Friday Five Favourite: Simon McCoy moments

31 05 2019

On the Royal Baby/ies
(Three examples ‘cos they’re just so good!)


On a slow news day

Has a nap

Holding a ream of paper instead of an iPad

On the Dusseldorf plane landing in Edinburgh






Friday Five Favourite: Eurovision Songs 2019

24 05 2019

There seemed to be a fair amount of serious songs this year, including ours and the winners, which was a shame, but these were my top five.

1. Australia

2. Denmark

3. Czech Republic

4. France

5. Spain

Also a honourary mention for the weirdest song this year for Iceland…..

Also need to share with you one of this year’s interval acts (not Madonna!). They got four of the most Eurovisiony acts from the last few years of competition and had them sing each other’s songs – outstanding.





Friday Five Favourite: Dresses at the TV BAFTAs 2019

17 05 2019

I know we’re not meant to talk too much about the dresses because it’s much more about the actress’s skills, and this isn’t a very feminist thing to do, but there is a little girl inside me who loved the pretty dresses on Sunday night, and here are my five favourites!

Sair Khan

Lolly Adefope
https://twitter.com/sianldavid/status/1127667870530506752

Jodie Comer

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Daisy May Cooper – “If I wore a normal dress, that would cost a lot of money and I thought I’d donate that money to a local food bank.”





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





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