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Christmas Adverts

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Dorsetcupcake61 Wed 18-Nov-20 09:06:04

We all have opinions on Christmas Adverts. I have just seen the one for Plenty kitchen roll and it genuinely made me laugh! It must be tricky knowing how to "sell " Christmas this year but I liked this!

blondenana Wed 18-Nov-20 15:12:59

I saw that too earlrt today,yes it made me laugh ,very good

BBbevan Wed 18-Nov-20 15:16:24

The Asda one drives me mad

Calendargirl Wed 18-Nov-20 16:41:59

The Asda ones, all of them, not just the Christmas ones.

I find the curly haired chap really annoying.

Bluebellwould Wed 18-Nov-20 16:49:49

I was only thinking this morning how sad and sentimental they are. Then there’s the one with all the family coming round, can’t remember which one it was, not realistic at the moment.

NotAGran55 Wed 18-Nov-20 17:02:24

We avoid ads by never watching TV live , except the news .
I can’t stand adverts and only want to watch the program.

I have only seen one Christmas Ad so far and that is JL on my iPad.

nexus63 Wed 18-Nov-20 17:06:07

i don't like the asda advert with muzz and his real life family, although he is called sunny in the advert, but as someone pointed out to notice the advert so either way it is doing the job, the other advert that had complaints was the sainsbury advert about the family having to cope with christmas without the dad, lots of people do this every year and it has nothing to do with covid

BlueBelle Wed 18-Nov-20 17:08:00

Am afraid I m quite Scroogy about Christmas ads and mostly dislike them all
They are too sickly, far too expensive and too early
They don’t make me rush out to buy anything I m fed up with the blooming carrot already

Dorsetcupcake61 Wed 18-Nov-20 18:46:53

I agree Bluebelle,on the whole they dont sit comfortably with me. I'm sure there will be some people out there for whom it will be Christmas as usual,but for many and for many reasons it will be very different this year. I remember the first John Lewis and where the little boy was excited for Christmas so he could give presents. It was origional and sweet. Since then it seems an all out competition to be the most sentimental! I dont think any of them could persuade me to buy something I wasnt going to buy anyone.
I think I liked this one because there was an element of reality. Christmas memories are about the little things,those that are silly,funny or bitter sweet.
There is another thread about Christmas Eve Boxes,another addition and expense! I'm sure in years to come the lucky childeren will remember the little traditions,reading a special story,snuggling up and watching a christmas movie,the scents and tastes of the season. Often the excess packaging will be forgotten.

Mapleleaf Fri 20-Nov-20 22:15:14

I'm finding that all the supermarket/stores adverts for Christmas I've seen so far this year are incredibly saccharine. Pass the sick bucket, please. Oh, and some I think are rather tokenstic.

Dorsetcupcake61 Sat 21-Nov-20 07:38:39

I must admit I normally avoid all adverts as record programmes. Probably just as well on ITV3 as they have particularly gloomy/sad ones!
Christmas adverts exist to sell us goods we probably dont need with a scenario that is an illusion for many.
I suppose usually we just let them get on with it! This year it feels slightly off kilter, but then so does the whole year🤣.

Bathshe Sat 21-Nov-20 08:02:18

I quite like Tesco's this year.

But this is the best. Not sure if anyone has seen this. It's for a company in Ireland and I think it's charming. Obviously low budget, it is far superior to the expensive ones done by the larger supermarkets

suziewoozie Sat 21-Nov-20 08:11:56

Aaawwwww - lovely

Coolgran65 Sat 21-Nov-20 08:16:51

Yes. A lovely simple advert.

PollyDolly Sat 21-Nov-20 08:25:43


I quite like Tesco's this year.

But this is the best. Not sure if anyone has seen this. It's for a company in Ireland and I think it's charming. Obviously low budget, it is far superior to the expensive ones done by the larger supermarkets

Thank you for sharing the link, a perfectly lovely tear jerker! I showed it to my OH and even he had a lump in his throat.

Ashcombe Sat 21-Nov-20 08:28:03

Bathshe thank you for sharing that video which has this gran in tears! A simple but such an appropriate message amidst all the materialism in other advertisements.

TwiceAsNice Sat 21-Nov-20 08:42:33

That is so lovely thanks for sharing. It gives out a real message

Froglady Sat 21-Nov-20 08:45:32

I really like the Amazon one with the young girl dancing on the roof under a torchlight.

Dorsetcupcake61 Sat 21-Nov-20 11:09:34

That was lovely😊

Witzend Tue 24-Nov-20 12:51:39

What a lovely one, Bathshe!

The ones that really amuse me are the perfume ads that come out every Christmas - invariably so ludicrous you just have to laugh. (Well, I do, anyway.)

Onthenaughtystep1 Tue 24-Nov-20 12:58:05

The ”keeper of the remote control” in this house dislikes adverts so when we are (rarely) on a channel showing adverts he simply mutes the TV which I don’t mind or he switches briefly to another channel which drives me crazy.

Onthenaughtystep1 Tue 24-Nov-20 13:02:40

Bathshe thank you for sharing the link. If only more adverts were like that.

Lexisgranny Tue 24-Nov-20 13:09:45

I have one of those Onthenaughtystep1, mine switches channels, and just as his finger touches the button remarks very politely “You didn’t want to watch that did you.” If I reply that I did, he contritely says “I’m so sorry you should have said”. One thing that I can rely upon is that any ad with dogs on, will be left on, and there are some very cute ones at the moment.

shysal Tue 24-Nov-20 13:35:24

I am loving the Macdonalds Forever Young advert. It features a grumpy boy who keeps his enjoyment of Christmas inside. It makes me feel a bit tearful!

LauraNorder Tue 24-Nov-20 13:55:07

What a beautiful and poignant ad. Yes even big tough Orlin admitted to fighting back a tear.