Asda unveils its delightfully magical Christmas advert

Asda has gone all Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on us for its new Christmas advert. Following on the tails of the Argos Christmas advert, Asda’s festive offering has been created by Saatchi & Saatchi – and it’s delightfully magical. Set to the music of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Don’t Stop’, the advert follows a young girl…

Currys PC World puts employees in the frame in Christmas campaign

Currys PC World is aiming to “elevate” the role played by its staff members in its Christmas ad campaign, launching this evening. The brand’s owner, Dixons Carphone, is also today launching a promotional campaign for its other main brand, Carphone Warehouse. For the first time, both campaigns were created by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, after…

This Year’s Most Anti-Consumerist Christmas Ad Is Also One of Its Loveliest

It’s time for German supermarket chain Edeka’s annual Christmas ad. And rather than being super macabre, it’s super heartwarming. Edeka, of course, had the most notoriously dark Christmas ad of 2015, a spot that went viral around the world. But 2016’s edition manages to remain relatively straightforward, while still delivering a delightful twist ending. It opens with—and…

Argos Christmas Yetis on Ice Skates

British online retailer Argos is running a Christmas advertising campaign featuring five eight-foot-tall neon yetis, skating through the streets of a snowy town on ice-skates to deliver Christmas goods at extraordinary speed. The Argos Christmas Yetis are played by British figure skating champion Peter Hallam (orange), ice skaters George Southall (blue) and Adrian Jack (pink),…

Intu Your Kind of Shopping for Christmas

UK retail chain Intu is using bird puppets to promote Christmas shopping in stores. A range of Christmas shoppers are portrayed in a department store setting by large puppets handled by four puppeteers dressed in white: a mother duck with her ducklings, the last minute rooster shopping with fear, a bargain hunter eagle, a me-me-me…

Marks & Spencer Christmas 2016 with Mrs Claus

Marks & Spencer in the UK is running a Christmas advertising campaign featuring Mrs Claus, played by Janet McTeer. Jake, a six year old boy, sends off a letter to Mrs Claus, revealing his troubled relationship with his annoyed 12-year-old sister Anna and a pet dog called Tiger. Mrs Claus, after sending her husband off…