It’s ‘that’ time of year – Xmas ads… Here are some of our favourites

Bear with us, appreciating some of you may even have a problem with using Xmas instead of Christmas, it is that time where all the big boys trot out their ‘piece de resistance’.

John Lewis have given us a new cuddly animal to buy in their shops – Edgar the Dragon

But… what has your favourite been of the last few years –

We will start with our favourite JL ad (they are still the big boys in the Xmas commercial game) – Monty the penguin – The tale of Monty the Penguin is one that captured the nation’s hearts in 2014, featuring a cover of John Lennon’s “Real Love” by Tom Odell.

The advert follows the close friendship of Monty and a young boy, who decides to find a female penguin for his pal at Christmas.

On the flip side though, there is this little gem from someone who decided to dub a geordie accent over the penguin – few LOLs in here

To be fair, John Lewis have had their fair share of parodies for their efforts. The poke did a particularly good effort with this one…

One of Maggie’s favourites next, with the 1st entry from Coca-Cola. She can keep this one – I think she’s had a shocker here… She maintains it’s value saying it’s great and that she always likes animals more than people anyway. Bah Humbug.

Right, now for one of my faves – I know this one has had a lot of shtick for trading off one of the most cataclysmic events in human history – which as I write that makes a lot of sense… But, it still pulled at my rusty old heart strings. So nay-sayers be damned.

Another one of Maggie’s next – now apparently the main reason that this has nudged it’s way into the list is a 3 second appearance of a Mr Sean Bean who was apparently at ‘his most sexy’ at this particular time. Which is probably accurate if you support Sheffield United and like gravy. Who am I to judge. Here you go Maggie, drool away at roughly the 30 second mark.

For me, the start of the Xmas commercial ‘thing’ started with this John Lewis commercial. It was the 1st time in my memory that someone tried to tell a proper story with it, and once again, my leathery old heart was moved by it. Now that I have little sprogs I have become a lot more emotional and watching this again brought a little tear to my eye.

Finally, I don’t think it’s Christmas until I’ve seen this one at least 30 or 40 times. I’m watching too much telly aren’t I. Probably safe to say yes to that question.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this lot – we reckon they’re a solid set of choices (perhaps apart from the polar bears)

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