Grab a cuppa and a mince pie while you catch up on the latest Christmas TV ads of 2018…
Aldi Christmas UK – Kevin the Carrot and the Wicked Parsnip
In this Christmas fairytale, it’s crunch time for Kevin the Carrot as he fights to save his family from Pascal, a wicked Parsnip living in a dark castle way up high. As the fairytale unfolds, join us on this enchanting adventure.
ALDI Christmas Australia – Santa Crashes Christmas
Santa’s been found in the outback of Australia. He crash-landed in Woop Woop and was welcomed in with open arms by the local community, because it’s always the more the merrier at Christmas with ALDI.
Asda – Bring Christmas Home
Sainsbury’s – The Big Night
Starring an eight year old star giving the performance of her life, all for her mum. Directed by Michael Gracey, the director of The Greatest Showman. The Show tells the story of the North Star overcoming her nerves to deliver a performance of a lifetime, to the amazement of mum. She is supported by a huge cast of 59 kids aged 6-11, all dressed as a variety of Christmas staples – including a turkey drummer and set of Christmas lights (plug included). The cast all dance and sing along as the stage transforms to reveal a 40ft Christmas tree and a 14ft glitter-filled gravy boat. The children’s real parents were featured in the crowd too, and were intentionally kept away from the castings and rehearsals until shoot day.
Personally I love the plug!
Amazon – Can you feel it
The Amazon boxes are back in full voice, singing out loud for those feeling the festive spirit.
Heathrow – The Heathrow Bears Return
Waitrose – Too Good To Wait
Waitrose’s campaign consists of a series of six 30 second ads that provides a light-hearted take on the role food plays during the rituals and traditions of Christmas.
Accompanied with the tagline “Too Good To Wait”, the ads aim to convey the idea that Christmas is about enjoying great quality food with loved ones, that one would do whatever it takes to get to it as quickly as possible.
Tesco – However you do Christmas
Macy’s – Wonder of Giving
The storyline of this ad is something we can of course all relate to: Having a family member away over the holidays because they’re on a space mission and currently orbiting the earth. So to let her know her family is thinking of her, the astronauts husband and daughter send a present of a snow globe up to her for Christmas, with its homemade packaging creating the effect of it snowing inside the space station. Now if watching The Simpsons over the years has taught me anything, and it’s taught me a lot, it’s that you don’t want lots of small objects floating around inside a spacecraft in case they get inside the electronics. But hey, It’s Christmas.
MYER – Naughty or Nice
This year Myer give way to Elf, Reindeer, Angel and Mouse to create a unique ‘must-have’ gift to build their Christmas campaign.
Big W – Bring the Magic
Target Australia – Give a Little Love
Very.co.uk – Find the gift that helps them find their gift
Argos – The Christmas Fool
#FoolproofYourChristmas with a little help from Argos! Get same day delivery or collect your gifts in-store at Argos or Sainsbury’s.
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Curry’s PC World – The Magic of Christmas
Primark – Everyone’s Invited
This season, everyone’s invited to get ready for Christmas, with Primark. We’ve got the festive feels, big time, and our stores are chock-a-block with seasonal style to get you prepped for Christmas. From party dresses and smart suits, to downtime casuals and loungewear, we know Christmas should be all about fun and fam, so whatever your plans, don’t forget to add a little sprinkle of Primark magic!
TK Maxx – The Never Ending Stocking
This year at TK Maxx find a neverending stocking in store or online and get gifts delivered all year round. Yup, it’s the gift that keeps on giving, literally.
Debenhams – Do a bit of Debenhams
Boots – Gifts that get them
Celebrate your loved ones; not just for what they do but who they really are. This year, get them something that says… you get them.
VISA UK – Keep it Local this Christmas
Visa’s debut UK Christmas advert features nine real shopkeepers – including a butcher, baker, bookseller and a florist – inviting the nation to visit the high street this Christmas. Visa is switching the focus from what people are buying or who they are buying for – to where they are buying, encouraging shoppers to support their high streets and local communities this year.