You’re probably thinking a list of the best Christmas adverts would predictably be dominated by John Lewis…and you’d be right!
Here are some of the greatest ads we’ve seen on TV over the past few years during the festive season:
John Lewis – Man On The Moon
We’ll start with the latest in a long line of brilliant ads by retailer John Lewis. This year’s, in aid of Age UK, shows the story of a man who is lonely because he lives on the moon, but a girl makes sure he gets a present on Christmas Day.
Sainsbury’s – Christmas Is For Sharing
You get shivers down your spine when you watch Sainsbury’s stunning creation of 2014 recreating the 1914 Christmas truce between British and German troops during the First World War. It’s one of the best.
Lidl – School Of Christmas
Ever upset somebody by not being pleased with a gift they’ve bought you? Lidl has the answer with its ‘School Of Christmas’ advert making sure everybody is prepared for when the big day comes!
Coca-Cola – Holidays Are Coming
How could we not include the most famous of all the Christmas adverts? Coca-Cola’s ‘Holidays Are Coming’ has long been synonymous with the beginning of Christmas, and marks the start of the festive period all over the country.
John Lewis – Monty The Penguin
Yes that’s right, John Lewis is back. And this time it’s 2014’s ‘Monty The Penguin’. A little boy’s pet animal is upset because he doesn’t have anybody to share Xmas with, so the boy gets him a penguin friend! They really know how to pull at the heartstrings, don’t they?
John Lewis – Bear And The Hare
Sorry, it’s another John Lewis one! We’ve had 2015, 2014 and now it’s 2013 with the ‘Bear And The Hare’. Who could forget the lovely story of the hare making sure his best friend, a bear, doesn’t miss out on Christmas? It’s so bear-y lovely!
Sainsbury’s – Mog
Sainsbury’s has brought back everybody’s favourite cat ‘Mog’ back to life for one of the most popular Christmas adverts ever this year. The clumsy pet causes havoc in the house on Christmas day, but also luckily accidently calls the fire brigade and the big day is saved!
Aldi – Favourite Things
Continuing on from its Easter advert with the same song choice, Aldi returned this Christmas with ‘Favourite Things’. There’s not a single festive tradition missed in the advert which was chosen by the Net Mums’ online video community, Channel Mum, as the best of 2015.
Marks And Spencer – The Christmas Musical
A host of celebrities including Peter Kay, Dannii Minogue and Lisa Snowdon were involved in Marks And Spencer’s Christmas advert for 2010 and however bad the dancing may be, it’s certainly entertaining!
Toys R US – Magical Place
“It’s called Toys R Us, Toys R Us, Toys R Us!” – you can’t tell us you didn’t start singing along with that? It’s just proof you just need a catchy jingle to make for a memorable Christmas!