Saturday, 17 December 2016

Day 4 of Blogmas - Favourite Christmas Adverts ever!

Can you believe we're 1/3 into the 12 days of Blogmas? Feel free to look at the other Blogmas posts. Yesterday was all about Father Christmas - facts and traditions surrounding him. In case you missed it, feel free to click here.

Today was going to be a post all about fundraising and encouraging you take up a challenge in 2017. However, there is a lot to get through and feel if I tried today it might not be finished or as perfect as I want it to be. Instead I'm going to go through something that has got so many people speaking in recent years: the festive ads.

Here are some of my favourites in no particular order:

1. Polish Advert for a Polish Auction Site (2016)











You would need to be utterly heartless to not be touched by this advert. One of my friends shared it with me and I just loved it. It features an old man learning english and the reason why makes it truly beautiful. Click here to watch this interesting story.

2. Coca Cola














I couldn't do this list without including this brand. After all, they were the ones who marketed so well that they created Santa as we know today as discussed in my previous post. You can't help, but get wrapped up in the Christmas spirit when you hear the bells #Holidaysarecoming.The advert always used to get me excited because unlike other adverts, it didn't feature too early. After all, how adverts are non-christmas related at the moment? It has been like this since November, maybe October.

3. Irn Bru and the Snowman (2007)












As you'll know from many of my posts (especially in my recent post, 20 things I love about Scotland), I adore Irn Bru! I'm actually more excited for drinking some on Christmas Day than anything else. I may or not said, I suffer badly with things like acne and it often flairs  up when I drink fizzy drinks like irn bru so have been avoiding my favourite beverage. Since I have work early the next day, I won't be drinking anything alcoholic, but weirdly I don't really.

4. Yellow Pages - Mistletoe (1992)











This might have been made the year I was born, but I have seen it many times. It is such an adorable advert. Click here.

5. Budweiser - Snowball Fight (2005)










There doesn't need to be a warm fussy feeling, I love funny adverts too! Remember those horses doing a snowball fight?

6. Kellogg's Cornflakes - Waiting for Santa (1991)











What a lovely advert which captures the magic of Christmas. It also so happens to advertise one of my favourite cereals, which says a lot as a cereal addict! Click here to see this adorable advert.

7. John Lewis - Buster the dog (2016)













This year's John Lewis ad had to be my favourite from them yet. They are known for their amazing advertising, but to me this combines everything that's important in Christmas. The joy of giving, families and good humour. John Lewis have done some powerful advertising on the lead-up for Christmas, and have even got people excited to see their adverts. I also loved last year's advert, the man on the moon. It was powerful and promoted giving to charity, and thinking of others which are very important messages.

8. Sainsbury's - Mog's Christmas Calamity (2015)











I remember being transfixed in the story of this. It gave me goosebumps as it promoted the power of community spirit and coming together. Watch it here.

9. Marks and Spencer - With love from Mrs Claus (2016)











I adore this one! It demonstrates to me that behind every amazing man is a hard-working woman. It is lovely like any advert from M&S, whether it promotes their underwear or whether they seductively describe their food! Click here to see it for yourself.

10. WWF - #iProtectTigers Christmas Advert (2016)












I was unsure what to have as my 10th as there were a few good ones. Aldi had Kevin the carrot, which was ok but I would have only added it for it's other adverts such as these ones. I also thought about the impressive animation of Very. However as a previous fundraiser with a love of supporting charity during the festive period, I knew I had to promote WWF's recent advert. For anyone who hasn't seen it, it features a family caring for a tiger. I don't want to spoil it for you, but it is very heartwarming! Watch it here.

Let me know what you think, do you have any favourites that aren't here? Do you look forward to seeing adverts from any of your favourite adverts.

44 comments:

  1. I'm surprised with how many of these I recognise. I love the M&S one this year, it is a tear jerker. Mich x

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  2. Some good classic picks here. I used to quite like the Kellogg's one! :)
    Caz
    www.invisiblyme.com

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    1. Thanks! Glad I picked some you liked :) x

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  3. I don't watch TV so I've missed most of these ads. I only saw a few which people shared on social media.

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    1. I used to do PR and used to want a job in advertising, so ads have always fascinated me. Understand that I'm not the norm haha x

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  4. I must admit I don't like this years John Lewis ad, it doesn't compare to previous years. But I adore the M&S one with Mrs Claus, it's fantastic x

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    1. I like it more but think that's just me! Lol. It's fab isn't it? Really like it x

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  5. The Irn Bru one is such a part of my childhood!

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  6. so many that always makes it feel like its coming to Christmas, the leading one for me will always be the Coca cola truck lol !

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    1. Yeah think it is for so many including myself! I actually get excited. Amazing the power adverts can have for such a festive time of year x

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  7. I love christmas adverts. The coca cola truck looks awesome on tv but the one they drive around to have your photo taken by looks nothing like the one on tv. If you look at the tv one you will see santa is made out of lights and is all lit up. The one they drive around is just a big red truck with a picture of santa along with a few lights around the border. I saw people quieing for it in Newport the other year and it looked very disappointing x

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    1. Yeah I've never got the point of queueing for it tbh but then again, I only like coke if it comes with vodka 😂 x

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  8. I love that Irn Bru are using the Snowman for theirs, it's a Christmas favourite. The Coke ad always makes me feel so festive too!

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    1. Yeah really like that. Always been a fan of irn bru adverts anyway as they are always funny but the snowman was a favourite as a kid x

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  9. These Adverts are bring back so many amazing memories. In the states the still use the Coca Cola ad still today!

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  10. I do love that Snowman advert. The music, the story (Irn Bru!) everything. :)

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  11. I do love watching the Christmas adverts they are so cute and very christmassy.

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  12. I don't watch much TV but I LOVE the Coca Cola ad. It's not Christmas until you spot the Coca-Cola truck in London or see it on TV! x

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    1. Spot on! Totally feel the same. Incredible power of advertising! X

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  13. Christmas adverts are my favourite, I always like the Christmas iron bru adverts

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    1. I love irn bru adverts normally but great festive ads too! X

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  14. I've seen the Trump parody of the John Lewis add before I saw the actual one, so the magic was a bit broken but I like it anyway.

    Mika

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    1. Oh really? Not heard or seen the parody. Saw joke ones with boxers going crazy seeing it etc x

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  15. I'm surprised to see this year's John Lewis advert featured here as I actually think it is the WORSE they have made yet! I really disliked it... My favourite had to be the one with the penguins in a few years ago!

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    1. Just my opinion. I liked it...don't remember the penguin one x

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  16. The Coca Cola advert will always signify Christmas for me, though it isn't necessarily the best advert x

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    1. Yeah I agree! Had to include it despite not being the best advert. They are after all the reason we see Santa in a red and white suit today x

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  17. Lovely adverts here. I love Christmas ads a lot.

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    1. Yeah they are my favourite thing! Hate how you get so many of the lead up. I mean I've seen too many Tesco ads! That being said I love these x

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  18. Awh so many old adverts! I love this years John Lewis' advert! xo

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    1. Yeah definitely my favourite by them x

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  19. The John Lewis advert was a total let down for me this year, I prefer Geordie the Pengun. My fave has to be the M and S ad this Xmas, SOOOO good #girlpower

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    1. I don't remember that one too much but know a few are with you on that! Yeah it is amazing x

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  20. Awwwwww, some great ones here. I've always loved the Yellow Pages Mistletoe one. So cute!

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  21. There are some great ones here - I love the Coca Cola one x

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    1. Really makes you think of Christmas! X

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  22. My favorite ad this season was the Polish one with the man learning to speak English. I just adored that one and it made me tear up x

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    1. I know I found it incredible too. I was so lucky to see it shared on Facebook x

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