09 November 2016
Mid November is the time of year where we can really begin to get excited about Christmas. As a nation, we have grown to get as excited for certain businesses’ Christmas TV adverts as we do for the big day itself.
While we’re waiting for John Lewis and other retailers and supermarkets to release their’s, here’s a look back on our favourites from last year.
Mog’s Christmas Calamity - Sainsbury’s
Last year we were introduced Mog; a lovable clumsy fat cat. Sainsbury’s persuaded the 92 year old Mog author Judith Kerr to create a new story featuring our favourite podgy feline. In this classically festive Christmas advert we’re taken on Mog’s destructive journey through the house where he burns down the kitchen on Christmas Eve.
The heartwarming three-and-a-half-minute tale tells the story of how a community came together on Christmas Day after Mog accidently ruined a family’s Christmas. Sainsbury’s continued the feel-good theme by selling Mog books and stuffed toys in their stores and donating profits to Save the Children. Good on you Sainsbury’s!
The Man on the Moon - John Lewis
We all know when it comes to Christmas commercials that John Lewis is the king. In past years they’ve released iconic Christmas adverts such as The Bear and the Hare and Monty the Penguin.
Last year, they took a slight risk by raising awareness for Age UK with their ‘The Man on the Moon’ tale. However, we believe this risk paid off. In this advert we see a girl called Lily try to communicate with a lonely old man who lives on the moon with Oasis’s ‘World’s Away’ performed by Aurora playing in the background. There wasn’t a dry eye in the whole of the UK after this advert premiered in November 2015.
Marks and Spencer - #TheArtOfChristmas
Marks and Spencer never fail to impress us with the glitz and glamour of their Christmas TV advertisements. In 2015 they graced our TV screens with a Christmas advertisement featuring giant baubles, great big teddy bears and humongous presents! Although there isn’t a heartwarming storyline to accompany the showcase of their Christmas stock we still love it.
And their accompanying Christmas food advertisement. Well, we can safely say that a lot of tummies will be rumbling away when this year’s is released.
Kimberley Rogers on Wednesday, November 09, 2016 · Leave a Comment