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Christmas Adverts 2015

  • 26-10-2015 8:13pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 361 ✭✭ homersimpson


    What's your favourite Christmas Advert??

    One that brings back so many memories for me is the Penny's advert.

    https://youtu.be/xKYgC7CFd5U


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    This is a more recent one but I love it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,805 ✭✭✭ matchthis


    An post ads with the snowman although the past few years we've been watching out for the John Lewis ad. Magical stuff



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    The John Lewis 2015 ad is set to launch next week.

    From November 1st the Christmas adverts can begin!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11960162/What-is-the-John-Lewis-Christmas-advert-2015-and-when-is-it-released.html


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Hijacking this thread as the official Christmas adverts 2015.

    2014's version of this thread can be found here;

    http://touch.boards.ie/thread/2057318485/10/#post93496173


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,378 ✭✭✭ Cherrycola


    I love that Apple one too!! Can't watch it without bawling like a loon though! Lol


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Yep it certainly one to open up the floodgates. And speaking of floodgates the advertising floodgates open up tomorrow for 2015! Yay!!!


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,887 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iguana


    What do you think is the best channel to see them on? I'd say ITV during Downton Abbey will have lots.


  • Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭ Hufflepuff


    Littlewoods Christmas ad was just on Gold :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    I saw the Lidl Christmas ad not long ago. It's the same as last year's ad.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    I saw the Lidl Christmas ad not long ago. It's the same as last year's ad.

    Some companies put their old ads as a placement while they're finalising their new ads. It happened last year with some. The ads the second half of November were slightly different from the first last year.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,887 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iguana


    I saw the Lidl Christmas ad not long ago. It's the same as last year's ad.

    I actually prefer it when companies use the same ads rather than have new ones. They become more a part of the tradition. I like the new ones too but it's lovely to see the familiar ones each year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Scrap all that, I saw another Lidl ad and it's brilliant. Can't post a link. Go forth and find it, elves!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Asda Christmas ad got its first play tonight visually brilliant but the song is terrible. Change the song for a Christmas tune and you've got such a better ad.

    https://www.facebook.com/Asda/videos/969388266465911/


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    I agree, would prefer a Christmas song. It's still a great ad though.

    Lidl!

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=966277130096772&id=155239327867227


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    I agree, would prefer a Christmas song. It's still a great ad though.

    Lidl!

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=966277130096772&id=155239327867227

    That is BRILLIANT. School of Christmas why didn't I think of that!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,751 ✭✭✭ touts


    I agree, would prefer a Christmas song. It's still a great ad though.

    Lidl!

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=966277130096772&id=155239327867227


    Hands up if you googled "Sprouts in a kettle". Go on. Be honest.....


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,887 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iguana


    Loughc wrote: »
    Asda Christmas ad got its first play tonight visually brilliant but the song is terrible. Change the song for a Christmas tune and you've got such a better ad.

    https://www.facebook.com/Asda/videos/969388266465911/

    What a missed opportunity. The song detracts from the visuals. "You gotta play that Sax.":confused:


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    iguana wrote: »
    What a missed opportunity. The song detracts from the visuals. "You gotta play that Sax.":confused:

    Thank you! They certainly missed a trick with it. Like the message of the ad is perfect.

    It reminds me Vodafone's ad that had the Rhymth of the Night by Bastille as the song on their Christmas ad a couple of years ago, their mentality was it'll stand out more as everyone else will have Christmas songs.

    I hate that mentality a good ad will stand out even with Christmas music, it's only going to air for 6 weeks of the year and after that every ad outside of those 6 weeks are going to have non-Christmas music.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,887 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iguana


    A Christmas ad has to get you in the feels and that song stops the ad from doing that. The song doesn't even necessarily have to be Christmas song if done right, Lidl use "Bring Me Sunshine" but make it work. If a song has the right emotional impact it can still make you feel festive. That Asda songs make me feel like a coke addled 30 something frantically trying to have a great Christmas even though I have no emotional ties to anyone in my life.


  • Registered Users Posts: 277 ✭✭ Westeros


    Still one of my all time favourites, the little girl with the corn flakes :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbPGx02ZWrw

    Have you seen the new PayPal one yet? It's caused quite a bit of controversy so far with parents saying it's ruined Christmas for kids.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdu0WKIhjeU


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,887 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iguana


    Westeros wrote: »
    Have you seen the new PayPal one yet? It's caused quite a bit of controversy so far with parents saying it's ruined Christmas for kids.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdu0WKIhjeU

    Oh that's moronic. I can see why the person who wrote it thought it was cute but it will upset more people than it will encourage to shop online. I'm glad S will only be 3 for Christmas, if he was much older that would give the game away. A bit like the one for Littlewoods from a few years back that showed 'mum' giving the presents instead of Santa. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/nov/25/littlewoods-christmas-ad-complaints


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    The Burberry Festive Film. It's not Christmassy but it's worth a watch to see Julie Walters and George Ezra! And that Beckham child is a cutie.



  • Registered Users Posts: 809 ✭✭✭ amor3


    Don't know how to post a link but I just loved the o2 Christmas ad from a few years ago with the "winter song" in it and everyone walking on air. It was just beautiful, one of my all time fav Christmas ads!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 809 ✭✭✭ amor3


    Don't know if it will work!!!

    https://youtu.be/5zQcWwfgGSE


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭ BoJack Horseman


    Lidl are off to a strange start.

    This year, nothing says Christmas like a single-serve chicken & mushroom pie, sold throughout the year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 277 ✭✭ Westeros


    They don't make em like this anymore.
    I can still remember watching this in the old kitchen as a child, hearing the music and knowing the Clydesdale horses were coming :)
    An absolute classic imo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz0diX7dsi8


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,326 ✭✭✭✭ Dozen Wicked Words


    Westeros wrote: »
    Still one of my all time favourites, the little girl with the corn flakes :)


    Have you seen the new PayPal one yet? It's caused quite a bit of controversy so far with parents saying it's ruined Christmas for kids.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdu0WKIhjeU

    PayPal have agreed to only show it after 9pm, and rightly so, horrible advert. There was about 300 complaints to ad authorities after its first showing in the UK. Why can't they just have a bit of cop on.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,887 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iguana


    PayPal have agreed to only show it after 9pm, and rightly so, horrible advert. There was about 300 complaints to ad authorities after its first showing in the UK. Why can't they just have a bit of cop on.

    Thinking about it they could have used the ad to reinforce the idea of Santa. Have it that the older boy keeps expecting the parents to slip away for a day's shopping and when they don't but he still gets presents, he knows Santa is real. Then have a subtle nod to the fact that Paypal made it possible that only adults watching would understand. Job done, cute ad, Santa is real and parents who don't shop online might actually be convinced to try it.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 10,845 Mod ✭✭✭✭ miamee


    New Boots ireland Christmas Ad 2015.

    I like the music and it is quite Christmassy - but missing that special something I think.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    I was just about to post that one! It's nice and sparkly but I think it needs to be a bit cosier or something. That probably makes no sense. :D


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