Christmas Adverts: the best of the best

The new John Lewis Christmas advert has arrived and signalled the start of the festive season – this year the iconic department store has captured our hearts and imaginations with the ‘Man on the Moon’.

John Lewis have collaborated with Age UK this year,  and Esther Jackson, Marketing and Fundraising Director at Age UK said,

“This is a really exciting collaboration and coming together like this is a brilliant opportunity to raise awareness of the issue of loneliness at Christmas time in a powerful, heart-warming way.  We hope it will  really strike a chord with the Nation – driving not only awareness, but donations and actions to help some of the million older people who go for a month without speaking to anyone.”

To celebrate its release, we’re looking back at some of the best Christmas adverts from the last five years. Some tug on our heartstrings, while others remind us of the magic of Christmas.

From funny to sweet to poignant, here’s some of our favourites to get you feeling festive.

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2015 – Man on the Moon

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2014 – Monty The Penguin

Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert 2014 – Christmas is for Sharing

Tesco Christmas Advert 2014 – Lights On

Waitrose Christmas Advert 2014 – The Gingerbread Stall 

BT Sport Christmas Advert 2014 – Football Chants

M&S Christmas Advert 2013 – Christmas Fairytale

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2013 – The Bear & The Hare

Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert 2013 – Christmas In A Day

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011 – Gifts You Can’t Wait to Give

Now it’s your turn to tell us – what’s your favourite Christmas advert from recent years? Let us know in the comments below!

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10th Nov 2015
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I'm sorry I don't like the John Lewis advert at all. Its a reminder for some people just how alone they will be this Christmas.
10th Nov 2015
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Sorry I find this years John Lewis Christmas Advert strange and slightly creepy, not at all uplifting and cheerful like other years. It's a no from me.
10th Nov 2015
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I loved the new John Lewis Christmas Advert. I like many others had a few tears afterwards. I think it brings it home to us all that there are a lot of lonely old people out there, no matter where in the world(or off it) and everyone needs a friend or someone to care.
6th Nov 2015
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I loved John Lewis the Penguin was a fab advert. My wife loved it as well.

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