Christmas Adverts

Pornhub's Christmas Ad Is Surprisingly Touching (No, Not Like That)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Christmas ads are supposed to tug at the heartstrings, but porn websites typically inspire a different kind of tugging. Pornhub is attempting to co...

Louise Ridley

Meet The Guy Who Spends Nine Months A Year Making The John Lewis Christmas Advert | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.11.2015 | UK

Christmas is a time of intense relief for the man behind the John Lewis adverts. Ben Priest, 47, has been working on this year's ad, the Man On The...

Sainsbury's Christmas Ad 'Beats John Lewis Hands Down'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

The verdict is in: Sainsbury's Christmas advert has taken on the goliath that is John Lewis and won - if initial reaction is anything to go by. It ...

Sainsbury's Christmas Advert Has Just Resurrected One Of Your Childhood Favourites

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

Sainsbury's has brought back one of Britain's best-loved children's book characters in its Christmas advert, a festive extravaganza starring Mog the F...

The Return of the Christmas Ad: Coca Cola, John Lewis and... Unilever?

Jack R. Miles | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Jack R. Miles

Children love winter because it signifies the end of school and, the approach of Christmas. Retailers love winter because their sales get a festive-induced spike. And observers and analysts of all things marketing love this time of year because we get........festive adverts. There's a Christmas advert for everyone:

Internet In Little Doubt That Sainsbury's Xmas Ad Has Toppled John Lewis

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

John Lewis's hotly anticipated 2014 Christmas advert starring Monty the Penguin generated an online frenzy last week. But it seems that the Sainsbu...

Sainsbury's Christmas Advert Is An Unexpected War Epic

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

Sainsbury's has recreated one of the most famous moments from World War One in its 2014 Christmas advert, which is a tie-up with armed forces charity ...

Stop Everything! The First John Lewis Christmas Advert Parody Has Appeared

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, that didn't take long, did it? Yes, no sooner had this year's John Lewis Christmas advert 'dropped' (as we believe The Kids say) at 8am this ...

Here's What Went Through Our Mind As We Watched The John Lewis Christmas Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Comedy

It's the age-old story of boy meets penguin... set to an acoustic cover version of a famous song. Yes, it's this year's John Lewis Christmas advert: s...

A Step-By-Step Guide To What Happens In Romeo Beckham's Burberry Christmas Ad

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Burberry's festive advert, 'From London With Love', has been unveiled - and it stars the young and impossibly cute Romeo Beckham. But what happens...

WATCH: The Real Message Behind All Christmas Adverts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

The true meaning of Christmas isn't magic and sparkle. As our run-through of 2013's biggest Christmas adverts shows... (Made for Huffington Post UK...

WATCH: And This Year's Funniest Christmas Advert Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Call off the search! 2013's best Christmas advert has been found. It's only 20 seconds long, and it's for Aldi's own brand champagne. And we're ...

Is This The Best John Lewis Christmas Advert Spoof Yet?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Quite probably, yes. It's almost certainly the most vicious. Hurrah! A tip of the hat to those talented chaps Adam Kay and October Jones for this g...

WATCH: The Harvey Nichols Christmas Advert Will Make You Despair For Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Or at least the part of it that shops at Harvey Nichols. We know it's supposed to be tongue-in-cheek. But the Harvey Nichols Christmas advert may a...

LOOK: Harvey Nichols Tries Different Christmas Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

At least it makes a change from the sickly tone of its rivals' efforts. Posh department store Harvey Nichols has unveiled its new Christmas advert,...

Is This 2013's Worst Christmas TV Advert?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Comedy

In Britain, we have the John Lewis ad. In America, they have this. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the true meaning of Christmas is men wiggling their ...

Is Lidl's Christmas Advert Offensive?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Lidl apologises for offensive transsexual advert UPDATE: The Advertising Standards Authority is deciding whether to launch an investigati...

Why It's Good When Brands Jump on Public Holidays

Sam Oakley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Sam Oakley

I'm a fan of the Christmas advert. Some of the biggest brands in the world come together to compete, superbowl style, to create adverts that entertain and inspire (and sell of course).

WARNING: This 1981 Woolworths Christmas Ad Will Induce Nostalgia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Remember when festive TV adverts weren't all about gothic weirdness or emotional manipulation? In short: remember when they were like this one abov...

The John Lewis Christmas Advert: A Breakdown

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Comedy

A hare. A bear. A young woman singing an acoustic version of a smash hit pop song. Yes, John Lewis's 2013 Christmas advert has arrived. Here's a b...

Christmas Marketing and the Hysteria Illusion

Claire Shropshall | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Shropshall

This Christmas, instead of battling fellow shoppers for the last cut price pigs in blankets, as advised by Aldi's 'once they're gone, they're gone' mantra, I'll be tuning out the avalanche of bile taking over the TV and radio waves and actually enjoying myself.

Advertisers Leave Dogs Out in the Cold Again This Christmas

Alice Wright | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Wright

People are talking about one of the Morrisons' adverts this year for all the wrong reasons, because it shows a child giving his leftover Christmas pudding to the family dog. Nothing wrong there you might think, unless you know that the innocent Christmas pudding can be fatal to dogs.

Ad Review: Morrisons - For Your Christmas

Josh Okungbaiye | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Josh Okungbaiye

Although the advert does have some faults I still think it was well executed in terms of its messaging and aesthetic direction. Just remember that some of our mothers may be stressed out about Christmas, but at least they can find comfort in the fact that Mother's day is well on its way.