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Our 5 fave Christmas adverts of 2016

Christmas is almost here which means it’s time to drink mulled wine, stuff our faces with mince pies and be merry! But for big brands, Christmas means a battle for the best advert. A battle that costs about £5.6bn by the way! Now, you may not be making an ad of your own, but this time of year is a costly one for us all! So, if you’d like to know how to make extra money before Christmas, why not check out our other blog posts for useful tips?

Without further ado, check out our 5 fave Xmas ad’s below – which one is your favourite?

Marks and Spencer – Christmas with love from Mrs Claus

We didn’t expect M&S to pull out all the stops this year and found this ad a bit of a dark horse in the running and it seems to have captured the hearts of the nation!

Why do we love it?

We absolutely love the combination of Christmas meets glamour with the focus being on Mrs Clause this year and how visually stunning the ad is. It’s also super heart warming to see Mr and Mrs Clause together – we’re suckers for a happy ending!

John Lewis – Buster the boxer

John Lewis never hold back with their big budget adverts and this year was no exception. As one of the most highly-anticipated adverts of the year they had a lot to live up to – especially with past Christmas campaigns (throwback to the snowman X-mas ad) being so successful. Although this year’s advert may have faced some criticism, we still love it!

Why do we love it?

Animals seem to get us, every damn time. This beautifully animated story of Buster the boxer letting loose on the trampoline was clever, funny and emotional (as ever).

Alzheimer’s Research UK – Santa Forgot

Although it’s not a typical Xmas ad, the Santa forgot campaign by Alzheimer’s Research UK is a compelling and touching advert that shows Christmas from a different perspective.

Why do we love it?

We love how this advert is beautifully animated to capture the attention of all ages and to educate them of an extremely important cause during this time of the year. It’s also great to see an advert that focuses its attention on something other than the monetary aspect of Christmas.

Heathrow Airport – Coming Home

An unexpected entry into the battle for the best Christmas advert 2016 and we loved it! Although, if you haven’t seen this ad – BEWARE – it’s a real tear jerker! Get tissues. Many tissues.

Why do we love it?

Heathrow really has portrayed the message of coming home for Christmas being the best gift of all and I am sure we can all relate to this. We all look forward to seeing our family, loved ones and friends over the festive period, especially if we don’t get to see them as often as we would like. It’s also cute as hell. Why do bears make us so emotional?!

Sainsbury’s – The Greatest Gift

Sainsbury’s have really upped their Christmas advert game in recent years (who remembers their 2014 campaign?) and it’s paid off. This year’s advert contains comedy, fantastic animation and an extremely festive vibe.

Why do we love it?

We think that Sainsbury’s this year have really driven home the aspect of being surrounded by family and loved ones during the Christmas period.  It also gets us thinking about the less fortunate and how we can help these people. Plus, the ad includes stop-frame animation which is gorgeous and features the vocals from James Corden – what’s not to love?

Quick shout out to the Coca-Cola Christmas advert too, just because it really isn’t Christmas without it…holiday’s are coming after all!

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