My Favourite Christmas TV Adverts of All Time

My Favourite Christmas TV adverts.

I love this time of year, with the lead up to Christmas. Everything always seems that little bit more exciting and even television tends to improve.


Snuggling up to watch a Christmas film is one of my favourite things to do once it is vaguely acceptable to be putting the Christmas tree up. With the tree lit, a blanket over myself and my favourite people and something great to watch on television … perfect.


Normally when we watch television, the adverts are something to fast forward through or a time to pop to make a cuppa. At Christmas though, even the TV adverts get better. Over the years there have been some fantastic adverts around the festive season. Sadly some I couldn’t find on YouTube, but below are five of my favourite ones.


My Favourite Christmas TV advertss


The M&S Christmas Advert for 2016 – Christmas with love from Mrs Claus. I love this advert, it is my favourite one so far this year. For once it isn’t just Father Christmas having all the fun, Mrs Claus is getting in on the act and arguably outclassing the jolly one.



John Lewis Christmas Advert 2014 – #MontyThePenguin. I fell a little bit in love with Monty when this one screened two years ago. I suspect there were a lot of parents having to explain to their children just why they could not have a penguin for a pet too. Just seriously cute and it made me smile every time it came on.



Holidays are Coming – Coca-Cola. This one has been around for years and it always ‘feels’ like Christmas when it comes on. I hate to think what that says about how commercialised it has all become, but hey I love Coke Zero and I love Christmas and that song gets stuck in your head.



John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011 – The Long Wait. This one reminded me of being a child and how slowly the time used to seem to go when I was waiting for Christmas Day. The boy in it is so sweet as well, especially for the reason he was waiting so impatiently. You can see below what I mean.



Sainsbury’s OFFICIAL Christmas Advert 2015 – Mog’s Christmas Calamity. Last year it was Mog who had me smiling whilst watching the Sainsbury’s advert.



*Edit* No idea how I forgot this one as it is actually my favourite one of all time … the John Lewis The Bear and The Hare from 2013!



I was wracking my brain trying to think of my favourite Christmas TV ads for this post and I am sure I have forgotten some corkers. What have your favourite Christmas TV adverts been over the years?


Stevie x


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  1. 30 November 2016 / 10:02 pm

    NOTHING beats the Coca Cola adverts! Christmas starts when I see that advert.

  2. 30 November 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Ah Mog, he was my favourite. He looks a lot like our old cat Jamer so I’m a bit biased thought. I actually like the spoof John Lewis one the best this year, the one with the American election candidates.

    • 30 November 2016 / 10:51 pm

      Ha there was a spoof one I loved too, but I stuck to the official ones ;)

      Stevie x

  3. 30 November 2016 / 11:45 pm

    The Long Wait was my favourite! And it was just before I got married so the song brings back lovely memories! I loved the yellow pages one from years ago! With the 2 kids, under the mistletoe!

    • 1 December 2016 / 8:54 am

      Ooh yep I always used to love the Yellow Pages adverts back in the day!

      Stevie x

  4. 2 December 2016 / 7:56 am

    I love these adverts. I think the Sainsburys 2014 ad with the soldiers playing football was amazing too.

    Sally @ Life Loving

  5. 2 December 2016 / 9:37 am

    The long wait is definitely my favourite, but the Coca cola advert will always hold a special place in my heart! #picknmix

  6. 2 December 2016 / 9:45 am

    Mine is the Sainsburys advert, I just love it! I feel as though I’ve watched a mini film by the time it’s finished! #picknmix

  7. 2 December 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Ah these are delightful, as I don’t have a TV, Christmas adverts are the only ones I follow, social media makes sure I don’t get left behind! #picknmix

  8. 2 December 2016 / 3:44 pm

    Ohh the Mrs Claus M&S ad…I just love it. It’s so perfect #PicknMix xx

    • 3 December 2016 / 10:44 am

      Me too, it’s my favourite one that I’ve seen this year :)

      Stevie xx

  9. 2 December 2016 / 9:37 pm

    There is just something about that coca cola advert isn’t there? I know I’m supposed to tut at the commercialization of this time of year, but it just makes me feel so Christmassy. I liked the John Lewis ad from a couple of years ago with the sleeping bear and the rabbit and the alarm clock…that one made me cry (in a good way) #picknmix

    • 3 December 2016 / 12:03 pm

      Oh how did I not remember that one?! That’s one of my favourites ha! I might have to find it and edit my post now ;) x

  10. 2 December 2016 / 10:17 pm

    For me I have always liked the Coca Cola advert and the Toys R Us music…

  11. 2 December 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Oh I love all of these, and I had completely forgotten about the 2011 John Lewis one. I can remember having a little cry when I first saw that one. #PicknMix

  12. 2 December 2016 / 10:47 pm

    John Lewis in 2014 was amazing – I don’t rate this years! My favourite this year is Waitrose as I just love Robins and think they represent the missing loved ones at Christmas time! ox


  13. 3 December 2016 / 8:52 pm

    The John Lewis the hare and the bear is my favourite. Alice was given the official story book and reading the story brings a tear to my eye. We read it a lot over Christmas x

    • 4 December 2016 / 11:04 am

      See I have no idea at all how I forgot that one as I LOVED it …. going to add it in 0:)

      Stevie x

  14. 4 December 2016 / 11:30 am

    Ahhh Monty the Penguin was one of my favourites too. So cute! #picknmix

  15. 4 December 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Holidays are coming ….Coca Cola’s jingle definitely spells Christmas and I do like those John Lewis adverts. The Sainsbury’s ones are also lovely. #PicknMix

  16. 4 December 2016 / 11:08 pm

    I love the Coca Cola advert, last years John Lewis one made me blub like crazy but I think it was the pregnancy hormones!
    This year the Sainsbury’s one is super irritating and the video of the dog watching the John Lewis advert and bouncing at the same time as buster is better than the advert itself!

  17. 5 December 2016 / 5:07 pm

    I haven’t seen most of these. I can see why they are your favourites. #picnmx

  18. 6 December 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Sainsbury’s is my winner:) lovely selection! We should have more adv like those

  19. 6 December 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Christmas definitely is the best time! We always fast forward the adverts so haven’t seen any yet this year #picknmix

  20. Chantal Milk&Nappies
    7 December 2016 / 11:35 pm

    Oh I loooooved the bear and the hare and monty the penguin – I liked the last two John Lewis adverts but they’re just not as good! Also loved Mog’s Christmas Calamity too xx

  21. 9 December 2016 / 5:47 pm

    The bear and the Hare one is definitely my favourite, I love the song too. It never feels officially like Christmas until you’ve seen the coca cola advert though xx #picknmix

  22. 5 January 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Just popping back for #OurFaveFive – thank you so much for linking up and Happy New Year Stevie xx

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