Leana’s Top 3 Christmas Adverts
What a year it’s been. 2020 has been a strange one and regardless of Covid-19, social distancing and all of the other rules.. I think this year has shown us what community is more than ever before. All the Christmas adverts have shown so much love this year and my top 3 all made me teary, Bring on the list!
- McDonalds – I felt like this advert @’d my younger self. Growing up, we were all guilty of what this advert conveys. When I was growing up, technology was getting everywhere and in some way, I think it did shut me off. Since moving away for uni, I appreciate the time I get with my family so much more. This advert summarises making the most of the family that are around you and I love that as a message. I cried a whole bucket watching this advert and that’s why it can have my number one spot.
- John Lewis – Now I didn’t sob at this one.. please give me a medal. With John Lewis Christmas advert’s, we all have an expectancy for something incredible. I don’t think anything will ever beat the man on the moon for me but this year’s was truly beautiful. It captured the essence of 2020, through all the struggles that we have faced, we have teamed together as one big community to make sure everyone is catered for and the vulnerable don’t feel completely alone. It was wholesome and made me feel hopeful for coming out on the other side of this terrible year.
- Disney – Another tear-jerker. This advert follows a mother-daughter relationship and the sentiment within it. Make the best of every moment with your loved ones because they won’t always be there. Also, never lose your inner child, the mother in this advert clings on to that precious child-like presence and it is wonderful.
Lily’s Top 3 Christmas Adverts
- Amazon – Amazon’s advert this year, The Show Must Go On can resonate with anyone after the year we have had. I think we have all experienced that heartache when something you looked forward to got cancelled this year. I love the makeshift element of the spotlight in the advert and the element of joy found in the smaller things in life.
- TK Maxx – Was it just me who saw TK Maxx’s Christmas video, Lil’ goat, and thought about what my life would be if I owned a ‘Lil Goat’ with a designer outfit? I don’t think my landlord would like that, but it’s not off the cards for me. I love it, it is lighthearted, not a tear-jerker but still a nice little advert.
- Sainsbury’s – I love this advert. Gravy Boat embodies every British family at Christmas. Friendly competition, Dad jokes and the Christmas dinner, it’s just full of glee and I cannot believe the backlash that this advert got. For me, it’s fun, lighthearted and family orientated, which is everything that Christmas is about.
Hope’s Top 3 Christmas Adverts
The only way that 2020 could have a good ending is if everyone had an amazing Christmas and what is one thing that can get people in the Christmas mood; adverts. I love it when the whole family are sat on the sofa, catching up on some Saturday night telly, then the familiar jingle plays through the speakers.
- Coca Cola – This is the elite Christmas advert, no other one can top it. As soon as you see the boy running after the Coca Cola lorries, you know it really is Christmas. It is my mum’s favourite and when I was younger I never understood why as it does not really appeal to children. However, the older I got, the more sentimental the advert became to me every time I would see my mum get excited.
- McDonald’s – Usually I don’t really pay much attention to these adverts, once I have seen them, that’s that. However, this one got my emotions bubbling just seeing how sad the mother becomes watching her son fall out of love with Christmas. This is another advert that is sentimental to me as it reminds me of my little siblings and that one day they will grow up and not enjoy Christmas as much as they do now.
- The new Coca Cola advert – It will never beat the old one, however, it is a tear jerker. For anyone who has not seen the advert, a father has to go away for work and we see his heart-warming journey to deliver his daughters letter to Santa, only to find out he is his daughter’s Christmas wish.