The 2019 Christmas adverts have started!

We can’t believe it’s that time of year again, but the 2019 Christmas adverts have started. Join us as we look at some of our favourites so far…


One of the first adverts to appear on our screens this year, was Very’s. We think it’s a great start to the Christmas advert season!


For the first time in almost a decade, Argos is putting their paper catalogue at the centre of their Christmas campaign.


The singing boxes are back! This year to the tune of Solomon Burke’s classic track, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.


Smirnoff have kicked off the party season with their cheeky advert featuring Laverne Cox, here’s to not-so-Silent Nights!


It doesn’t get more festive than Mariah Carey, who finds herself in a tussle for the last bag of Walkers in this ad.


Will Kevin the Carrot defeat the Leafy Blinders?


Featuring the choir from Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llwyncelyn in Porth, Rhondda, Paddy McGuinness and Emma Willis, this advert features some of M&S’ festive offerings.


This is giving us Stormzy-vibes, is there a full-length version of the song? Asking for a friend.


In this (true) tale, we follow the story of Nicholas the Sweep in Victorian London.

John Lewis


The Media Angel’s favourite Christmas adverts

The Christmas advert has evolved from simple beginnings to the million-pound short films released around the festive period. We’ve gone through the archives to find our favourite festive adverts. 

1. John Lewis (2011)

We’re kicking off this list John Lewis’ advert from 2011. It follows a little boy as he waits for Christmas Day to arrive, only for him to rush past his stocking to his present for his parents. It’s heart-warming and sweet, a classic. 

2. Sainbury’s: Christmas is for sharing (2014)

This advert used the famous tale of a Christmas Eve truce on the Western Front to mark the centenary of Word War One. Some said the advert was in poor taste, but we think it showcases the values behind Christmas. 

3. Marks & Spencers: Christmas, with love from Mrs Claus (2016)

This modern twist on Mrs Claus has everything; helicopters, jet-skis, reindeer’s and a lovely storyline featuring a little boy and his tall (and angry) big sister! 

4. Heathrow Airport: Coming Home for Christmas (2016)

Who knew stuffed animals could make you cry? This sweet advert from Heathrow Airport follows two teddy bears as they arrive home. 

5. John Lewis: The Bear and The Hare (2013)

John Lewis must be the true masters of the Christmas advert. With hand-drawn animation and a beautiful soundtrack this is an iconic advert. 

Special Mention (because we can’t get enough of John Lewis)

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