I’ve seen my fair share of Christmas adverts. Some starting as far back as September.
But what makes a good Christmas Advert?
I normally vote for the ones that have a story, are memorable, the ones that’s scream Christmas.
Remember this one?
What if I say “the holidays are coming ,the holidays are coming….”
That advert has to be one of the most iconic Christmas adverts of all time.
But what is it that makes a good Chritmas advert?
Well for me
- Children singing – One child is great but a whole school choir will get me every time.
- Nostalgia – Anything where I can look back on memories gone by.
- A story – If there is a story to the advert Im more likely to get engrossed.
- Humour – A little bit of humour can really make an advert memorable.
- Cuteness – Is there a cuddly creature or toy? Everybody say Ahhhhhh
Ive added some of my favourites in a playlist over on Your Tube.
The best ones for me in 2018 have to be
Boots – I love it. It really gives me a tear every time I see it!
John Lewis – I’m not a massive Elton fan but seeing the child that receives his piano on chritmas day that piano makes his whole life. floods of tears here
And I cant leave out
Mum: Who are you playing in the school play?
Kid: The Plug
Mum The What???
I just love it!
I asked around what other people class as their favorite Christmas adverts are and why.
Pink Pink Bear – The John Lewis advert where it fast forwards through time of a woman’s life. It came out when I was pregnant and it made me weep every time but it’s a beautiful advert and reminds me of sitting with my big bump and picturing the future.
Wanderlust and Wet wipes – 2011 John Lewis advert. Still makes me cry!
Mums The Nerd I loved The Snowman Love Story – John Lewis. It still makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Mrs Hible I loved the John Lewis story of the bear and the Hare. Lily Allen’s song along with the animation was just amazing.
Happy Mummy John Lewis Man On The Moon – absolutely loved that one.
Sophies Nursery Mine is the Sainsburys one set in WW1 during theChristmas Day truce – so moving!
Ellamental Mama Boots 2018 which features a single mum. Something many companies overlook. As a single mum it’s lovely to see that bond shown loud and proud.
A Rose Tinted world The banned Iceland advert from this year. Important message about how we are wrecking the planet in our lust for palm oil.
Mamma Mummy Mum I love the Iron Bru snowman one, it never fails to make me laugh! And lets be honest, Christmas is all about putting a smile on people’s faces.
Life In The Mums Lane Mine is a close contest between Sainsburys WW1 and John Lewis Hare & Bear. Both have a real story andChristmas spirit. Can I have both?
What is your favourite Christmas advert of all time?