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08-11-2019, 14:13   #31
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My family are the same, we all live within 5 minutes of one another, my wifes family have scattered all over the world to the extent its just ourselves that keep them 'connected' as otherwise they'd be completely alone, its sad for them, they put on a great face but I know my MIL especially misses them terribly. The years they dont come home for events or christmas have started & i see its impact first hand when we're keeping the show on the road for them.

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I can appreciate the sentiment behind the advert, & I completely agree that adverts at christmas are a great way of alerting us all to the plight of many that we may lose sight of during our normal day to day lives, but for me it could have been handled better.
Same; my sister is the furthest away at 15 mins.

Agree, back to happy, make you smile Christmas ads
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This one is just so fun.
The plug jump into the wall is just beaten to being the best thing about that ad by the proud scream from the dad at the end.
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It might be because I live abroad but I've a great affection for this retro one

This one gets me to. I have been abroad nearly all my adult life and barely remember that ad as a kid.
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The excitement of the mother is so heartfelt- putting your electric blanket on is such a mammy thing to do.
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but faking your own death to pop out with a 'surprise' ... I'd lob the turkey at him!

Sorry but I have to ask: a frozen, fresh or a cooked turkey?
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I love the Apple one!

This is the first time ever I saw the Dunnes, Tesco and Sky Cinema ones (so, thank you DvB for sharing them !) All three are right in my chords/heartstrings !
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Sorry but I have to ask: a frozen, fresh or a cooked turkey?
Take your pick.

If I attended my fathers funeral only for him to pop out after with a 'surprise' i'd be using whatever came to hand...
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I would go for frozen myself !

Seriously though, I prefer the Heathrow Bear Dad and the Pandora Dad who get on a plane themselves !
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From more recent years, one advert that I love is Mrs Claus by M&S - 2016

She is so cool !



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^^ Lovely ad. Also Mrs Claus....
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12-11-2019, 10:24   #42
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I love that ESB one with the electric blanket, and her apron...and the song...all lovely.

My top favourite of all time is this one, though: I watch it all through the year - it always makes me cry and yet it's so gently funny, too.
Just the sweetest ever.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU5Rnd-HM6A


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(Do you do it as an attachment?)

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I am not emotionally strong enough for some of these!
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I love that ESB one with the electric blanket, and her apron...and the song...all lovely.

My top favourite of all time is this one, though: I watch it all through the year - it always makes me cry and yet it's so gently funny, too.
Just the sweetest ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU5Rnd-HM6A


(Not sure how to make a youtube preview - this is just a link??)
(Do you do it as an attachment?)
That is so sweet. My new favourite. Thank you.
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I love that ESB one with the electric blanket, and her apron...and the song...all lovely.

My top favourite of all time is this one, though: I watch it all through the year - it always makes me cry and yet it's so gently funny, too.
Just the sweetest ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU5Rnd-HM6A


(Not sure how to make a youtube preview - this is just a link??)
(Do you do it as an attachment?)
Oh that has me crying - I just love it!
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