Christmas Adverts

Wes Anderson Directed The H&M Christmas Advert And 2016 Seems A Little Better

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Style

It’s no secret that 2016 hasn’t been up there with our favourite years so far, but we think that might all be about to change. H&M have officiall...

The Apple Christmas Advert's Inclusive Message Is Just What 2016 Needs

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech

This year’s Apple Christmas advert sends a message of openness and inclusivity, and it couldn’t be more timely. It tells the story of Frankie –...

Sorry John Lewis, But Amazon Is Surprising Everyone With Its Powerful Christmas Ad

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

Amazon has surprised thousands with a powerful Christmas advert showing the friendship between a Christian Vicar and a Muslim Imam. The American retai...

Christmas Adverts: Corporate Or Cultural?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

It's that time of year again. The latest entry in the John Lewis Christmas advert series has bounced onto our screens like a ragtag band of thrill-see...

10 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets From The John Lewis Christmas Ad

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Donald Trump might have won the election, but do not fear because the John Lewis christmas advert has arrived just in time to save national morale fro...

Argos Just Beat John Lewis By Launching Its Christmas Ad Early

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK

Argos has beaten John Lewis to become the first major brand to launch its Christmas advertising campaign this year. The catalogue and digital retailer...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...