It’s that time of the year again! As the leaves began to brown, out came the fairy lights and tinsel, Christmas had arrived.
One of my favourite things about this season is the Christmas advert, while venturing outside in the cold, dark winter will more likely leave you with soggy feet than festive spirit, the Christmas advert brings the magic sparkle of the season right into our front rooms.
Every year our favourite retailers battle it out to produce the biggest, the best, and the most tear-inducing advert possible. So who has produced the best advert for 2012? We’ve seen them on our television screens for the last month, but which ones will stay with us after the mushy brussle sprouts are consumed?
Like much of the British public I love John Lewis adverts. In recent years (go back too far on YouTube and they’re not of the same standard) they’ve got very good at telling a stories about normal life, and yet they add a sparkle and magic to these stories. Last year we learnt about the impatient young boy who was desperate to present his gifts. So this year I was eagerly awaiting the 2012 Christmas ad. This year we got snowmen.
I’ll admit it, there were tears. Yes they were snowmen, but the advert tugged at all the right heartstrings, sentimental, romantic!
M&S bring us a fun advert this year, showcasing a wide variety of their ranges.
The department store make our festive season just a little bit more fabulous!
Attributing Christmas success to mum hasn’t been without controversy, many people hit back at Asda’s advert over Twitter.
Mum also seems to be holding fort for Morrisons, maybe it’s a Yorkshire thing?
The upmarket store took an alternative approach to this year’s advert encouraging their customers to support the supermarket’s chosen causes.
Finally, a post like this wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the ultimate Christmas ad. Holidays are coming…
So who wins the battle of the Christmas adverts? Well, I think that is up to you to decide!