Christmas TV adverts

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Hi all

Has anyone else noticed that the Christmas TV adverts seem quite depressive this year?

I realise that they are reflective & thought provoking, but I thought Christmas was supposed to be a jolly time lol - these adverts at the moment have a tendancy for making a person feel melancholy and really lack any 'feel good factor' at all

Kind of make you feel guilty for even having a Christmas at all
With love, POSR <3
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  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Posts: 34,754 Forumite
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    Which ones specifically?

    I've noticed the Aldi & Lidl (which seem to be pretty similar), Smyths Toys and the M&S one.

    All those seem pretty upbeat (at least to me).

    But, TBH, I'm not taking a lot of notice of Christmas adverts at the moment.
  • The John Lewis one, the little penguin
    With love, POSR <3
  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Posts: 34,754 Forumite
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    Ah. I've not seen that one. :)

    Any others or just that one?
  • balletshoes
    balletshoes Posts: 16,610 Forumite
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    The John Lewis one, the little penguin

    John Lewis have done this for years at Christmas, they go for iconic and thought-provoking. I love this year's one, as in previous years, it makes me cry and it makes me smile - kind of like Christmas :D.
  • Hedgehog99
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    The "heartstring" ads want to make you think of all the sentimental things about being together at Christmas.

    The interesting thing is, on the face of it, they're saying you can have a great Christmas with just a few things (true)...

    ...and yet they want you to come in store and buy lots of enticingly arranged merchandise that shouts "Buy Me, Buy Me, Buy Me!"

    So that warm, reminiscent, old-fashioned sentimentality they cultivate in potential customers converts into hard cash once they get you through the door of their store. Well, you wouldn't want to let down all the guests to whom you've promised the best Christmas ever, would you?
  • balletshoes
    balletshoes Posts: 16,610 Forumite
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    It doesn't work on me - I've never bought anything from John Lewis instore, and only online if its cheaper than anywhere else ;).
  • Skintski
    Skintski Posts: 500 Forumite
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    John Lewis make fantastic christmas ads but the one that does it for me every year is the Coca Cola one, holidays are coming, holidays are coming....
  • Totality
    Totality Posts: 1,909 Forumite
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    Hi all

    Has anyone else noticed that the Christmas TV adverts seem quite depressive this year?

    I realise that they are reflective & thought provoking, but I thought Christmas was supposed to be a jolly time lol - these adverts at the moment have a tendancy for making a person feel melancholy and really lack any 'feel good factor' at all

    Kind of make you feel guilty for even having a Christmas at all

    No need to feel guilty. Have a load of fun, just be appreciative and spare a thought for others :)
  • balletshoes
    balletshoes Posts: 16,610 Forumite
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    Skintski wrote: »
    John Lewis make fantastic christmas ads but the one that does it for me every year is the Coca Cola one, holidays are coming, holidays are coming....

    i know i would start crying in the street if i actually saw the real Coke lorry :D
  • lucystardust87
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    What do you think of the Sainsburys ad?
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