Over the past week or so Christmas adverts have been doing the rounds. Every year we see the iconic Christmas adverts from the usual suspects such as John Lewis, Marks and spencers, and of course the age-old classic Coca-Cola advert (“Holidays are coming”). Every year, although some of others don’t like to admit it, these adverts really start getting us in the Christmas spirit. So far we had the cute and cuddly Monty the penguin from John Lewis, the fairies from the Marks & Spencer advert and of course the procession of Coca-Cola trucks.
Usually the supermarket adverts at Christmas and nothing to shout about. Kerry Katona telling us the Christmas won’t be the same unless we buy sausage rolls from Iceland or PJ and Duncan extolling the virtues of morrison’s. However, this year sainsbury’s have come out of left field and created an advert so great and I think it’s easily trumped Monty the penguin.
Sainsburys christmas advert, in partnership with the Royal British Legion, tells the story of the now infamous Christmas truce, where British and German soldiers ventured into No Man’s Land to greet one another and exchange gifts during the First World War, on this, the Centenary of WW1. Check it out…
Is this the best Christmas advert of the year? Which do you prefer?