S P O T L I G H T | The Top 5 Christmas Adverts 2015

17 November, 2015
Top 5 Christmas Adverts of 2015

And, the countdown to Christmas is on! With just 37 more shopping days left, the festive themed adverts have started craftily creeping their way onto the telly between our Saturday serving of Strictly & X-Factor. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I'm the type of person who starts the Christmas countdown from July. I JUST LOVE CHRISTMAS SO MUCH, OKAY?

Without a shadow of a doubt, it's John Lewis who usually steals the crown for the most well-remembered Christmas advert year after year. The beginning of the Christmas adverts in November is becoming a traditional, 'cultural event in it's own right', as these ads mark the unofficial beginning of the festive season. No longer are retailers throwing their products in our faces with a 'sell, sell, sell' attitude. The aim is simple: to get the consumer talking about their advert and to remember it in the sea of every other festive themed adverts. Thanks to the ever-growing power of social media (particularly sponsored hashtags - thanks Twitter!) and YouTube allowing us to view the ads whenever and as many times as we please, there's become an unspoken rivalry between retailers concerning who can build up the biggest social media conversation.

Sainsbury's: Mog's Christmas Calamity

Now, I wasn't familiar with Mog the cat before Friday. Maybe that's because I grew up in a dog orientated family, so found myself as an infant reading Spot the Dog instead! However, Sainsbury's got everyone (except me) feeling a little nostalgic as their contribution this Christmas featured a little, CGI, grey tabby named Mog from the popular children's book series by Judith Merr. I've got to admit, I really enjoyed this advert... maybe, even more so than John Lewis' festive offering this year; I do prefer animals over people.

John Lewis: #ManOnTheMoon

I couldn't not include John Lewis in the run down, could I?

John Lewis dominate the Christmas marketing every single year with their high budget and usually emotionally exhausting television adverts. In fact, nowadays the John Lewis festive ad is as much anticipated as the famous 'Holidays Are Coming' advert from Coco Cola. God, who knew a red truck could bring so much excitement to the nation? 

Does the launch John Lewis advert now officially signify the start of the festive season? It would seem that way as the #ManOnTheMoon advert exploded across social media upon it's day of release (which caused a bit of a stir for this unfortunately named gentleman on Twitter). In it's first hour of release, the #ManOnTheMoon received more than 16,000 mentions on Twitter alone*.

MyVoucherCodes: Christmas Doesn't Have To Cost The Moon

Did you know the John Lewis advert actually cost a staggering £7 million to produce?! SEVEN MILLION POUNDS.* MyVoucherCodes cleverly took it upon themselves to have a little bit of fun and re-create the advert on a much smaller budget. Costing only £700, here is the result... 

Burberry: Celebrating 15 Years of Billy Elliot

British fashion house, Burberry, pays homage to Billy Elliot in their festive film this year in honour of the movie's 15th anniversary (come on, who DIDN'T love Billy Elliot?). The cast stars some huge and well-known British names including the likes of Sir Elton John, Julie Walters, George Ezra, James Bay and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley alongside a bright-eyed Romeo Beckham.

Burberry is on my list simply because a Burberry scarf is top of my Christmas list. Santa, please take note.

Sky Movies: Christmas Ad 2015

There's something about the Sky Movies advert that corresponded with my overactive imagination as a child. The main character, Rosie, loves Christmas but absolutely hates eating sprouts. Instead of eating them, she decides to dispose of them underneath the dinner table which leads her on an incredible, movie-inspired adventure! It reminds me of the time as a child I tried flushing my vegetables down the toilet - whoops!

What are your favourite Christmas adverts this year? Are there any I've missed?


* This post was sponsored, but all words and opinions are entirely my own.

1 comment

  1. I've not seen any of these adverts until now! I usually FF adverts lol, oops.

    Sarah | sarahinwonderland.co.uk <3


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