My Secret Christmas Obsession – TV Ads

by thelifestylelady



Howdy Y’all,

I do hope your weekend was great! Did you do lots of holiday shopping or are you all done? I can finally say we are DONE!! We had a special Sunday sharing an Anglo- American Christmas with friends. Now that we are in full Christmas mode I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Christmas rituals, British TV adverts. To my US readers the UK goes all out in the festive advertisement stakes, they are not adverts as you would expect, (displaying merchandise) no they are a works of art often with a heartfelt and moral message. Each year the competition for the most original, heartfelt Christmas advert has grown. It is amazing how much money these large stores throw at it, but it works people speak of some of the classics like this and this still today. I have loved watching this years with Little L and if I am feeling a little blue I put them on and they bring such a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. It is all to easy to get swept up in the commercial aspects of the holiday season and forget what is important, after all it is not the perfect turkey or gift which makes special memories it is the people you share it with. So in true LL style pour yourself a drink and be entertained. If you are pushed for time I urge you to watch Heathrow’s or Marks and Spencer’s both are entirely brilliant. Heathrow might be my fav by a small margin simply because the message resonates with me so much. Please drop me a comment about which was your fav.

  1. John Lewis Advert
  2. Heathrow Airport Advert
  3. Marks and Spencer Advert
  4. Sainsbury’s Advert
  5. Apple Advert


Ta Ta for now,

TLL xx

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Nichole December 12, 2016 - 10:13 pm

What a nice tradition! I really like the Marks and Spencer advert, but probably because I have two kiddos that have quite a gap as well.

Alan Horden December 13, 2016 - 11:19 am

Kate best blog yet. These British Christmas videos by the UK majors are in class in their own. Great viewing

thelifestylelady December 14, 2016 - 7:31 am



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