Monday, November 21, 2016

Christmas Commercials

Marks & Spencer
There have been some fantastic Christmas commercials over the years. Ads that give you warm and fuzzy feelings about the company they're advertising. Think Coke bears frolicking in the snow, the snowman who comes in out of the cold and melts into a little boy over a bowl of Campbell's soup, Hershey's kisses that play "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", or just about any ad featuring an old-fashioned Santa Claus. But my favorites so far this year have come from across the pond. The British really know how to make a commercial that tugs at the heartstrings or makes you giggle like a child. Here are a few I really enjoyed.

Christmas with love from Mrs Claus, an ad for Marks & Spencer, is an adorable mini-story about a young boy and his Christmas request, not to Santa, but Mrs. Claus.

This tearjerker, from British grocery store Sainsbury in 2014, is based on the events of Christmas 1914, when British and German armies laid down their arms and spent Christmas together.

This humorous ad from Aldi features Kevin the Carrot. Why don't we get fun Aldi ads in the U.S.?

And how about this year's Sainsbury's ad featuring James Corden as the voice of Dave. I love that their motto is "Christmas is for Sharing"!

Well, those are a few of my favorites. Which Christmas commercials do you like best?

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