Bonfire night is well and truly out of the way and there are only eight weeks left until Santa all our hopes and dreams underneath a big old green pine tree in our front rooms.
Yep, it really *is* that time again, which means it’s time to feast your eyes on all the Christmas adverts brands have gifted us to get us
spending all our money in the festive spirit.
So while we patiently wait for John Lewis’ hotly-anticipated work of art, let’s take a look through some of the best and worst yuletide commercials of 2019.
Amazon focused its Christmas ad on its ghastly cardboard boxes. Yes, really.
Set to Solomon Burke’s Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, the commercial sees a number of packages being successfully delivered to its recipient and everyone’s all happy-clappy.
The sentiment is pretty dreamy. That’s all.
Lidl has poked fun at its infamous miscellaneous aisle and for that, we have to stan.
The minute-long ad sees a family do their big old Christmas food shop, picking up a rogue keyboard after rooting around for mince pies.
6. TK Maxx
TK Maxx want us to ‘gift different’ in 2019 and used a man dressed in ski gear and a crash helmet, throwing unusual gifts to everyone he passes, to signify this.
Off-piste, get it?
Love Actually’s Bill Nighy and Not Going Out’s Kerry Shale provided the voiceovers for that extra Christmas feel.
We all know the excruciating feeling of not knowing what to buy that special someone.
But gone are those days because Boots is trying to help the nation become better gifters with their new Bootiques range.
What would we do without them, eh?
Iceland revealed itself to be a bit of a pun enthusiast this year, tying together its range of frozen produce with Disney film Frozen. Clever!
Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff made a glowing return in celebration of the hotly-anticipated sequel film.
But why did the foursome opt to play a game of charades over singing Let It Go? Your guess is as good as ours.
There’s just no getting rid of Kevin The Carrot, is there?
Putting their mimicking abilities to the test, this year the supermarket pitted the beloved root veggie against the Peaky Blinders inspired mob the Leafy Blinders.
Of course, Kevin came out triumphant and we have no doubt we’ll be seeing him in 2020.
Ikea smashed it out of the park with its first-ever Christmas ad featuring grime MC D Double E, brands take note.
The clip sees a number of hard to please ornaments shaming a couple for their ‘disgusting’ home decor until they spruce up the place with some new flat-pack pieces. Iconic.
Fans are now calling out for a D Double E Christmas album. Somebody make it happen.
This year, Walkers managed to get the queen of Christmas herself into their festive ad and honestly, we’re impressed.
The offering sees the singer give a rousing performance of her hit All I Want For Christmas Is You before being wrestling an elf over a packet of the brand’s new Pigs In Blanket flavoured snack.
Of course, Mariah comes out on top after producing a deafeningly high-note to deter her competitor. Nicely done, Mariah. We’ll of course excuse the fact that she took the world’s smallest bite.
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