Television adverts can be annoying throughout the year getting in the way of our favourite soaps, films and dramas that are shown on the television, however at Christmas time we have a different view towards adverts and go out of our way to make sure we see them as soon they are released. The Internet and YouTube are a great way to see the Christmas adverts first and gain thousands of views at this festive time of year.
Christmas advertising gets bigger and better each year with different retailers planning for months in advance what their Christmas campaign will be about this year and how they will compete with their competitors. Christmas adverts bring tears to your eyes, release butterflies in your tummy and burst warmth to your heart. The Christmas advert is all about playing with your emotions, as Christmas time is about family and about love.
The Power of the #Hashtag
As social media has grown over the years you will notice that many christmas adverts will have a hashtag before the title of their advert. This is to help the advertising of that advert and may will notice on your social media feeds that many Christmas adverts will fall into place in the “Trending” section so keep an eye out for the advert you see most as this is what everyone is talking about.
At MGT Design we have put together the Christmas adverts for 2015 so that you can watch them all in one place. We will add more as they are released throughout the festive season so keep checking.
Aldi – #AldiFavouriteThings
Celebrate Christmas this year with #AldiFavouriteThings. A joyfully festive advert which will create excitement for anyone watching this advert. Showing various products available to buy from Aldi for Christmas 2015 you will get a taste of the items which will be going on your Christmas shopping list this year.
Argos – #JustCantWait For Christmas
Argos advertise free same day delivery on orders of £50 or more for their Christmas advert this year. Many shoppers will leave it to the last minute to shop for Christmas presents so Argos is there to help at this special time of year. The Christmas elves will be working very hard in the Argos workshop this year.
Asda – #becauseitschristmas
Asda name their Christmas advert #becauseitschristmas. The meaning of this advert is to show all of the things we do over the festive season all because it is christmas. From lighting up cars and houses with colourful Christmas lights, Christmas jumpers and party outfits and Christmas food, Asda show that they have it all available for their customers under one roof.
Body Shop – Jingle Bells
A cheeky advert from the Body Shop this year as they release their Christmas advert with lots of Christmas spirit. The Body Shop have created an advert made up of lots of people from around the world singing Jingle Bells either in the shower or in the bath tub using various Body Shop products. A jolly advert which will create many giggles this year.
Boots – #DiscoverMore
#DiscoverMore with the Boots Christmas advert for 2015. A festive advert showing the products available to purchase at Boots this Christmas. Set inside a magical Christmas workshop and through the eyes of a young girl, this advert will take you through the many different workshop rooms showing you all the gift sets and fragrances being put together by the happy Christmas workshop staff or are they Christmas elves?
British Gas – HomeCare
The Christmas penguin has entered yet another advert with British Gas this year for the winter season. British Gas has a message for all customers and non-customers that they are there for everyone to help this year for any boiler breakdowns and faulty electrics within the home so that there is no need to worry for the colder season.
Burberry – Celebrating 15 Years of Billy Elliot
The Burberry Festive Film celebrates 15 years of Billy Elliot. Romeo Beckham is the one of the stars of the film for the second year running and appears amongst other celebrities such as Sir Elton John, Julie Walters, James Corden, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Naomi Campbell. The Burberry Festive Film gives you sparkle, glitter and nostalgia this Christmas.
Cadbury – #cadvent
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some Cadbury’s chocolate in our stockings. This year Cadbury’s put together the biggest ever advent calendar using 24 Christmas lorries creating a #cadvent. The Christmas advert shows the famous Cadbury factory in Bourneville. They use the Thunderbirds theme tune to show their workers packing the lorries with lots of chocolate treats, like elves would be packing Santa’s Sleigh. With this years Christmas campaign, Cadbury will be releasing a lorry a day from the Cadbury factory to a surprise location to spread the joy this Christmas.
Currys PC World – #SparetheAct
The Currys PC World Christmas advert stars the actor Jeff Goldblum and he teaches us how to #SparetheAct this Christmas. This advert shows the importance of maintaining the Christmas spirit and in order to do that we need to act happy and surprised with the gifts we are given, even if it is something we are never going to use it is still nice to appreciate the thought that has gone into that gift.
Debenhams – #foundit
For 2014, Debenhams created the Found It! campaign where you saw many children running around the Debenhams store looking for their presents. This year Debenhams use the same campaign name, however focus on finding that special gift for a loved one and giving them exactly what they want for Christmas this year.
Halfords – Nothing Beats a Bike
Nothing Beats a Bike with Halfords Christmas advert runs for the second year in a row. Advertising half price bikes and using last years advert encourages customers to purchase a bike in advance for Christmas this year. Halfords may still surprise us with a fresh new advert closer to Christmas time.
House of Fraser – #YourRules
House of Fraser release their Christmas advert with a message to their customers – “Your Christmas, Your Rules”. The meaning of this advert is that Christmas should be however you want it to be whether you have want to spend the day partying in your pyjamas or dance a the dinner table whilst eating your Christmas dinner.
intu – Come and Play this Christmas
With Frank Sinatra singing You Make Me Feel So Young we watch young children in charge of the Christmas shopping this year for the #intuChristmas advert. A joyful advert which will create a smile on your face is worth watching this year to get into the Christmas spirit.
John Lewis – #ManOnTheMoon
John Lewis provide their eager customers with yet another emotional advert for Christmas this year. This year it is about a #ManOnTheMoon and shows you a story of a young girl trying to find a way to give a Christmas present to the lonely man on the moon. Eventually she manages to send a present to him by attaching balloons to a gift which reaches him. The gift is a telescope so that the man can see the little girl who gave him this thoughtful present and can look out to Earth.
Welcome to the Lidl school of Christmas with Lidl’s 2015 Christmas advert. A comical advert teaching you how to untangle your Christmas lights, stuff a large turkey in the oven, practice your “Ho! Ho! Ho!” as well as practice your Christmas reactions. All you need to know for the Christmas period wrapped up in this jolly advert.
Littlewoods have created a festive Christmas advert with the well known face of Littlewoods, Myleene Klass. An advert showing a handful of products available for customers to buy this Christmas with a message of “Spread the cost this Christmas”.
Marks and Spencer – #TheArtOfChristmas
Celebrate the art of Christmas with Marks and Spencer this year. A dramatic website which will attract your attention for the festive season. Marks and Spencer have used a fun website this year showing a selection of the products they sell amongst bright lights and glitter for the usual Magic and Sparkle Marks and Spencer like to offer at Christmas time.
Marks and Spencer Food – Adventures in Surprise
Marks and Spencer Food tempt customers with “Adventures in Surprise” in their Christmas advert this year. An advert which will get customers excited for Christmas food from M&S where various foods have surprises hidden inside such as a penguin party cake shaped as an igloo which you can cut into to reveal a penguins face or the chocolate and orange melting middle cake which reveals a rich golden centre. The Marks and Spencer Christmas Food advert will certainly get your mouth watering for Christmas this year. (The Penguin Cake has already been ordered!)
McDonald’s – #JourneyToChristmas
A nice festive Christmas advert from McDonald’s this year showing the #JourneyToChristmas and calling in at McDonald’s on the way, which many people can relate to. Giving customers a chance to show their journey to Christmas, McDonald’s are encouraging others to upload their journey to Christmas on the McDonald’s website for others to see.
Morrisons – Handmade Right Here
The Morrisons Christmas advert for 2015 is all about Christmas gifts being handmade and Morrisons do this by showing which products are made in store. The message of this advert is to show that handmade gifts show you care and to this year shop at Morrisons for that something handmade this Christmas.
Sainsbury’s – Mog’s Christmas Calamity
Could this be the best Christmas so far for 2015? Could Mog warm your heart over #TheManOnTheMoon? We will have to wait and see which advert receives the most views but Mog and the Thomas family has warmed our hearts in the MGT Design office as many of us remember being read these lovely stories by Judith Kerr as children. In the Sainsbury’s advert we see Mog get into a bit of trouble after experiencing a nightmare which causes mayhem in the Thomas house. As she happens to almost burn the house down, she also manages to save the day as she accidentally calls 999. With what looks like a ruined Christmas the local community get together to put things right for the Thomas family and Mog turns out to be a hero. Sainsbuy’s message this year is “Christmas is for Sharing”.
Sky Movies – Step Into The Adventure
Step into the adventure of Christmas with Sky Movies again this year. A nice festive advert showing a collection of films Sky movies are planning to show this Christmas. A creative advert which, similar to last year, shows a little girl entering the world of these various films and stepping into the adventure.
TKMaxx – Spread A Little TKMAxx
Christmas is about love, family, friends and neighbours. TKMaxx show this in their Christmas advert for 2015 by spreading a little more love this year to the ones that you see everyday, whether is be the neighbour next door, the person you pass by in the corridor at the office or the person you see on the bus each day. The message from this advert shows that shopping with TKMaxx means you can spend less and give more this year for Christmas.
Very – The Journey #VerySpecialSomething
Very follow the journey of many pink christmas boxes this year for their festive advert. Many pink presents are dispersed from one very big pink box. Each box finds its way to each person so that everyone has a Christmas present to open on Christmas Day. You see a little boy without a pink box looking very sad as the rest of his family open their presents with joy. He looks to the Christmas tree where his pink box suddenly comes out and jumps into his arms.
Vodafone – #TerryTheTurkey
An advert which all vegetarians will love this Christmas. Vodafone shows the story of #TerryTheTurkey this year for their Christmas advert. The advert makes you feel as though the family you are watching are rearing a turkey to have for Christmas dinner. However Terry the Turkey becomes a part of the family and instead of sitting down eating the turkey for Christmas the family, including Terry, sit down at the table with a nutroast.
Waitrose – What Makes Your Christmas?
The Waitrose Christmas advert shows that everyone has something different which makes their Christmas a Christmas to them. From the Christmas tree and the Christmas food to the Christmas presents, everybody has their favourite part of Christmas. Waitrose summarises everything into this one advert for Christmas 2015.