Best x-mas!!! Ads ever by mirror.

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Best x-mas!!! Ads ever by mirror

As Sainsbury’s launch what could possibly be the best Christmas advert of all time, we thought it only fair to gather some of the best over the years to celebrate the magic of Christmas.

The supermarket giant gave John Lewis strong competition this year with an emotional tribute to fallen soldiers – called Christmas is for Sharing.

Made in conjunction with the  Royal British Legion , it focuses on the famous Christmas Day football match between British and German forces in 1914.

It’s a real tear-jerker, but it’s not the first to pull at the heart strings.

Coca Cola – Holidays Are Coming

For many, seeing that red train chugging its way around the corner of the snowy landscape really marks the start of Christmas, and Coca Cola haven’t needed to think up a new campaign each year – the Holidays Are Coming advert is iconic.

Now the train has even begin visiting different parts of the UK, and we couldn’t imagine Christmas without it.

Watch the full advert here:

Irn Bru 2006 Snowman advert

The Snowman is one of the most well known Christmas films of all time – so the clever people at Irn Bru decided to combine it for their 2006 advert.

Genius.

The advert re-creates the memorable flight with Walking in the Air playing in the background, and the pair take flight after the boy takes a swig of Irn Bru.

It appears to follow the same lines as Red Bull’s more recent ‘Red Bull Gives You Wings’ campaign – but so, so much more adorable.

 

From John Lewis’ continued efforts over the years, to THAT Yellow Pages 1992 kiss under the mistletoe, it’s almost impossible to single out the best.

So we have gathered the lot together for you to decide for yourselves.

Have a watch of the videos and GIFs – prepare for an emotional rollercoaster along the way – and tell us your favourite at the bottom.

John Lewis 2013-2014

 

John Lewis has had some winning efforts over the years, but one which we simply can’t forget is 2013’s The Bear and The Hare.

Made entirely from sketches, it shows the moment a hare takes pity on its pal, and buys him an alarm clock for Christmas – ensuring he wakes from his slumber to join them all round the Christmas tree.

Of course they’ve given it a good shot this year too – but who could beat that adorable bear’s face?

 

The 2014 advert follows a little boy and his pet penguin Monty’s relationship, as he begins to notice his best friend might want a love of his own.

Having played with him, journeyed around London with him, and taken him to school – he finally realises the best way to make Monty happy is to get him a mate – enter Mabel.

Of course, it all turns out to have been cuddly toys at the end, nothing like a heart-warming ending, eh John Lewis?

Coca Cola – Holidays Are Coming

For many, seeing that red train chugging its way around the corner of the snowy landscape really marks the start of Christmas, and Coca Cola haven’t needed to think up a new campaign each year – the Holidays Are Coming advert is iconic.

Now the train has even begin visiting different parts of the UK, and we couldn’t imagine Christmas without it.

Watch the full advert here:

 

 

Yellow Pages, 1992 – Under The Mistletoe

Young love is always a winner at Christmas, and who could forget the moment Yellow Pages created its own little love story back in 1992?

We are still hoping for one to match it.

The video follows a little boy who’s desperate to give his childhood sweetheart a kiss under the mistletoe – he’s just a little small.

And we all know the feeling, needing something to give us a boost in height to get hold of what we need.

Appearing to find a humorous side to their huge book at last, Yellow Pages changed its entire image as it showed the boy use it as a foot stool instead, to fulfill his wish.

Great for any occasion.

Marks and Spencer 2010 – Christmas Musical Extravaganza

 

There’s only so much you can do with delicious looking food – and Marks and Spencer swapped to fashion for Christmas 2010.

With a few famous faces from its campaign of course.

It follows them creating their own musical – and it’s so full of cheese it actually makes us question why we love it so much.

But who doesn’t love cheese?

Woolworths – Christmas 1983

 

The classic of all time has to be Woolworths’ effort in 1983 – it’s the first TV advert to really capture the joy of Christmas and sell a seriously huge amount of products in one go.

Following a similar theme to Marks and Spencer’s more recent advert, it become a huge fanfare as the staff join for a huge finale together.

It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure this one.

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