There is a very peculiar pattern in Christmas ads: they mostly feature kids or the elderly to leverage their stories. This one features a Polish grandfather learning English. A bit of a tear-jerker.
A tongue-in-cheek homage to the 1982 short film – an iconic track with reimagined lyrics for the Scottish fizzy drink brand.
A surprising choice some might think, but it’s been going globally forever and is probably the most seen and best-known Christmas ad of all time. Christmas comes around but once a year and so does this spot, like a friend reminding you of the coming festivities. A...
A heart-melter from 2018, much loved and much copied.
Christmas commercials can tempt big Hollywood directors who would otherwise not touch adverts with a barge pole. Here’s an epic from Wes Andersen that had a Hollywood budget.
I thought I’d start with this 1978 two-minute cheesy Woolworths spot featuring B-list celebrities, who encourage us to buy any old bric-a-brac to give as presents. I’m a person of a certain age so it ooooooozes nostalgia.