Christmas ads. Joy or just painful?

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It’s that time of year again. The fireworks are barely soggy before the big brands bang out their Christmas commercials. Today’s little piece of cheer is from M&S.

SPOILER ALERT: It features Santa, presents, more snow than in the whole of Scotland and…Paddington. The bear not the station.

I like a bit of comfort and joy but I’m also bracing myself for a tidal wave of tinsel over the next six and a half weeks. John Lewis is next and they’ve teased us already with a huge pair of eyes and #UnderTheBed

So that’s where all the tax avoiders are hiding.

Asda gets my vote for the best music so far – Don’t Stop – because wherever Fleetwood Mac plays, I’m in. Their tag line is simple but strong, promising exactly what you want to hear about festive everything: Best. Christmas. Ever.

Best use of ears goes to Argos which manages to mash up Artificial Intelligence with retro looking Thunderbird spaceships and a sprinkling of Vulcan elves.

For me, Christmas isn’t Christmas without Woolworths, so here’s a blast from that past.

That funny looking thing with keys? It’s a typewriter…

Ho ho ho. Merry Christmas ads everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

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