Thursday, 23 November 2017

Waitrose Christmas Advert 2017 - "ChristmasTogether"

😒

A Geeky Sigh... We've gone back in time to the dark ages of black and white TV. Grimace. I do like black and white films, but come on!

Waitrose have opted to go with the black and white theme of people getting stuck in a pub. Oh no, they've been snowed in! 😒 The electricity goes out and they're all left in the dark... What else is there to do? Cook, make a dinner whilst waiting for rescue... As they cook, and are almost ready to eat, there are two shovellers who rescue them. Now that the people stuck in the pub are saved, do they eat or not eat??? 😑

Link: https://youtu.be/DJZbo5ohVGs

I did love the concept, but think they could've changed this back into colour towards the end... Or when they started cooking... People are more inclined to colour and will shop more if they see what the products look like before deciding to buy. A psychological act to get you to go to Waitrose and find out for yourself. 😛😛😛

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Toys R Us Christmas Advert 2017 - "Geoffrey the Part Time Reindeer"

LOL!! This might be the Christmas advert I'm looking for!! 

Compared to last year, Toys R Us have changed their theme. 

This year we have an animated advert. Santa enters Toys R Us, buys all of his toys, comes out of the store and finds all of his reindeers have gone. Where have they got to? They're playing in the store, having fun with the toys... In the end Geoffrey the Giraffe ends up being a "reindeer" for the evening... Hilarious!

Link: https://youtu.be/B72y_OByf_4

Not a bad advert! Funny!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

ASDA Christmas Advert 2017 - "Best Christmas Ever"

ASDA almost made it into my good books...

Here we have a Charlie and The Chocolate Factory theme. A girl and her grandfather find themselves trespassing into a Christmas factory, they look around at all the wonderful technologies and see how things are made... Soon the security guard comes along with the girl's bag (why did she even put it down in the first place?!)... The guard isn't angry at them but takes them around the factory...

Link: https://youtu.be/Rd9wKCy1pAE

What a shame, I thought this ad had a good start but ended up being quite boring... Think they could have thought of a better ending... 

Monday, 20 November 2017

Aldi Christmas Advert 2017

Oh no! Kevin the Carrot is back! ^_^

The advert might be deleted from last year, but thankfully I wrote a brief description of last year's ad.

Kevin the Carrot escapes from being the nose of a snowman, he thinks he sees Santa but actually sees a chef on a train serving a Christmas dinner, he climbs to the top of the table and sees a pretty female carrot. His mission: to get to the female carrot... He faces a lot of challenges amongst the table of food... poked by a fork, a sound of a cork, a gingerbread man is broken in half (thought to be a murder taken place)... then suddenly a spoonful of peas flies in the air and Kevin the Carrot tries to save the female carrot. He's hit by a pea! Kevin then says "I think I just pea'd myself" OMG! In the end it's a Titanic the movie theme. Leo and Kate scenario whilst Santa drives the train in the air...


Am I impressed? Nah... But seems to be better than the other Christmas ads this year.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Range Christmas Advert 2017 - "Presents"

Who the heck are The Range?!

They're a furniture store in the U.K. I've never seen them before...

Well this seems to be a straight to the point Christmas advert. Compete with your neighbours on who has the best lights, presents and Christmas body suit. Santa versus the Turkey. 😁

Link: https://youtu.be/Qo4RXcS8GX8

Simple!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Boots Christmas Advert 2017 - "#ShowThemYouKnowThem"

Que! What's with the Christmas adverts this year?!! Why are there so many past and present themes going on?! We're on a Christmas story telling crisis.

I'm actually writing this a day after it's been released (but now out for a week). It's a slightly boring ad from Boots's usually boastful style. We've become a sad nation of remembering the past during Christmas. 😫 Here we see a two sister theme again remembering about the past they had as a family. Perfume, lipstick, makeup... and the common sister-to-sister argument.

Link: https://youtu.be/9cAhAqgLiIA

Brrrrr... Sweet but boring.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Tesco Christmas Advert 2017 - "Turkey, Every Which Way" #EveryonesWelcome

Woah, CONTROVERSIAL!!

Think I can understand why lots were a bit hyped on this one. My thoughts below. 😯

Turkey! Why must we eat turkey at Christmas? It becomes dry whilst roasting it. Can't people choose something else to eat? Tesco have chosen to film several different types of families roasting a turkey or just getting together for the festive season. The turkey is always the topic of a family feud it seems. How long one must bake a turkey, depending on the size - one to two hours, possibly longer. Just remember to defrost it, clean it, season it, constantly turning it in the oven... And also choose the right size for your oven!!!

Link: https://youtu.be/qSUkAURUU1I

For one thing I'm sure about are Muslims (also Sikhs and Asians... seems to be no Chinese in the ad) don't really celebrate Christmas, like Buddhists and Christians don't celebrate Eid. I have many Muslim friends but they would still respect this tradition as they're in the Western world and it's mainly for their kids and friends. As I've grown up, and as a Chinese person, I've grown out of the Christmas theme at home but still celebrate the festivity with friends...

Other controversial topic on the many centuries is a gay couple in the advert. I think the Christian nation is offended. Why be? For many centuries gay people have existed. Think of the Roman times! 

I wonder if anyone has roasted turkey like a Chinese roast duck before... Interesting...
Quite offended by there being no Chinese in the ad. Joke! 😅

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Debenhams Christmas Advert 2017 - "#YouShall Find Your Fairytale Christmas"

Beginning to get a bit dreary of the Christmas adverts this year! 😆 

I used to like Debenhams's Christmas adverts or did I? No, no, their #FoundIt advert was alright. 

This year we have a story telling theme (Cinderella sort of theme), where a girl sits opposite a guy. Guy and girl falls in love for a brief few minutes. Girl leaves the train. Guy sees a sparkling show on the floor, but was it even hers?! She was wearing black shoes. She was holding her bags quite tightly... how on Earth did she lose that shoe?!! 😕Anyway, social media helps this soon-to-be couple to unite, and for her to get her shoe back. 

Link: https://youtu.be/fyNhzFYP3ts

I admit I had a tiny smile at the end, mainly because of the story teller, but thinking at the same time that this is so typical! Love the sparkly dress by the way!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Barbour Christmas Advert 2017 - "The Snowman and The Snowdog"

This is a continuation from last year's Christmas advert from Barbour... 

Many years later, The Snowman returns and receives a present from the boy he met in the past... a Barbour jacket that doesn't really fit him (doesn't suit him much either).

Link: https://youtu.be/vkIjXeYBit0

Sweet but another boring ad...

If you haven't watched the first part, here it is:

Link: https://youtu.be/BKmMB4qbdjA

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Sky Cinema Christmas Advert 2017

Oh! Sky Cinema has a Christmas advert?!

Similar to the House of Fraser advert. Past and present theme again. This time we see a mother and daughter who seem to like watching The Sound of Music every Christmas. (My brother Mr Stingy loves the music... I'm kinda not into this movie... Traumatised by my brother's singing 😒). Seems like a traditional theme up to when the daughter moves out and has her own family... Looks like a family tradition that won't end! 

Link: https://youtu.be/LXYV5CzdOiI

A bit emotional towards the end... I think Sky knows how to bring emotion to their ads!!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Morrisons Christmas Advert 2017 - "Christmas List"

I don't know what to think about Morrisons's Christmas advert this year... Feels like fake emotion is going on here...

This year it seems more of the adverts are opting to show a muticultural side, an intertwined black and white family is seen in this Morrisons advert (reminds of the animated Sainsbury's 2016 advert). The step-son (I'm guessing) asks his mother what she's asking or Christmas. She replies loads. They go to Morrisons to get their food supplies... I'm liking that chocolate cake by the way... and in the end, the step-son asks if his mother got everything she wanted. She looks around and replies with a yeah....

Link: https://youtu.be/FxyNhf1Ab18

Hmmm...

A so-so advert wouldn't you say?

Sunday, 12 November 2017

House of Fraser Christmas Advert 2017 - "Bring Back Merry"

Looks like I'm going to be blogging for a month about Christmas adverts! 😱

Miss Vegan from work suddenly said, am I blogging about Christmas adverts this year... LOL. So I said yes. Then she mentioned about House of Fraser. She was about to tell me the story line but stopped her. Don't spoil it for me! 

The concept is nothing new for a typical Christmas advert. I think Tesco did something similar in the past. A past and present concept. We see two sisters here of their past and present selves of how Christmas was spent in their household. Now that they've grown up, they've learnt to go out and party. The older seems a bit more serious than the younger full of life sister. Looks like the younger one got away with most things! Hah! 

Link: https://youtu.be/2PvPqn4dSYc

Different to their past adverts, not too bad (better than John Lewis for sure!!). 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2017 - #MozTheMonster

It's only been out for one day and already there's a big hype of this Christmas advert from John Lewis! Oh dear! 

I'm afraid I'm on the negative side of this advert. Sad music. Sad story line (but happy in the end). Isn't it just like their previous adverts... Monty The Penguin, The Long Wait, The Journey... and so on... All sad. Isn't Christmas supposed to be a celebration? I don't get it! 😕

Well, here we see a little boy trying to get to sleep but is disturbed by something underneath the bed. Moz The Monster. He seems to snore too much, and the little boy can't get to sleep because of the excessive loud snoring! But then he becomes with the monster, and they start playing late night. Eventually the boy becomes to tired during the day... Poor boy... Moz The Monster realises this and ends up giving the boy a present and disappears in the end. Peace at last! Or is it?!

Link: https://youtu.be/Jw1Y-zhQURU

After you watch it a few times, you wonder how much have John Lewis spent again on the animation (that's what I always think when I watch their ads). The advert just reminds me of the animation film, Monsters Inc. Hmmm. 😞

Depressing (music) but a loving ad although nearly the same to all their Christmas ads. 😩

Friday, 10 November 2017

Marks and Spencer Christmas Advert 2017 - "Paddington and The Christmas Visitor"

😕 Meh. I love M&S but this advert is just meh. It did not lift one smile at the beginning, middle or end... I like last year's advert, which was much more impressive...
Bring back the salivating food adverts... How many times about whinged about? 😏 My growing fondness of Christmas adverts is wearing already.

Paddington Bear is probably not one my favourite characters of all time. Here he's just fake Santa's little helper. Well Paddington Bear made the mistake of thinking he was Santa (the guy was actually stealing all the presents from other people's homes...), and Paddington Bear just happened to be the helper of the night returning the presents back.


Link: https://youtu.be/KfaSxIkLslE

I can't understand what all the hype and fuss was about when the media was reporting that fake Santa swore at Paddington Bear. I've listened to it a couple of times, but I can't hear the f*** word. You have bizarre hearing peeps! It was a muffled thanks with a slight northern accent.

Apart from the fuss, I think the music was ok (good choice in mood changes)... but the advert itself was plain meh.

#LoveTheBear !!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Very.co.uk Christmas Advert 2017 - "Get More Out of Giving"

Sigh.

Just a big sigh.

Very.co.uk have gone for the animated Christmas advert where a young girl makes up her list... and the last person on the list is to give a gift to Santa. It seems like the girl either lives in Iceland or mysteriously got there in her dreams (we know it's Iceland as we see the Northern Lights in the advert). Her toy wolf miraculously turns into a real life wolf and so gives her a ride to find Santa... Unfortunately the gift drifts away on an iceberg and the wolf tries to save it by throwing the girl aside and then jumping across the icy river to get the gift... So what happens at the end? 

You shall found out by watching it!


Link: https://youtu.be/mcEy-wYFMec

It's seriously not my favourite advert. I can't see the Very.co.uk feel... If your advertising for a website wouldn't you want more website feeling?

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