Christmas Adverts: Best thing on the box?

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The battle of the festive TV ad campaigns started this weekend and we think they make essential Christmas viewing!

We’ve brought together the best and picked out our favourite Silverhairs moment – but which commercial is top of your Christmas list?


The message: Give gifts that keep on giving

Inspiring women and their friends and family across the country to give thoughtful gifts that make a difference.

Silverhairs Xmas Factor: when grandpa gets his toenails painted.



The message: Giving more this Christimas

Instead of paying for a fancy TV ad, Waitrose has created a pared down commercial and donated the money to their Community Matters ‘green token’ scheme. Not glamourous, but certainly effective.

Silverhairs Xmas Factor: Delia Smith stars alongside Heston Bluementhal (both of whom waived their fees for the advert).



The message: The greatest hits this Christmas

Uplifting musical extravaganza with a ‘something for everyone’ approach that targets its female shoppers.

Silverhairs Xmas Factor: Celebrating its more mature customers with a grey-haired and very fabulous fashion model in the cast.



The message: Give a little more love this Christmas

One snowman’s epic quest, shot on location in New Zealand by the way, to buy a Christmas present for the snowlady in his life.

Silverhairs Xmas Factor: No senior stars – but then Snowmen are ageless, right?



Message: Behind every great Christmas there’s mum

Recognising the hardworking mums who make Christmas happen.

Silverhairs Xmas Factor: Grandad, asleep in the chair in front of the TV (does that remind you of anyone you know?!).



Message: Christmas Made Fabulous

Taking you on a festive and fabulous Christmas journey and even featuring woman who can run through snow in high heels. Now that’s impressive.

Silverhairs Xmas Factor: The very dapper gentleman who dances in the brass band scene.

PS If you like this ad, check out the ‘making of’ video – it’s even better!  Click the picture below and follow the link ….

So which commercial is top of your Christmas list?




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diane dredger
28th Nov 2012
Thanks for voting!
has to be the`coke` Christmas truck, never been anything to match it! love it.
27th Nov 2012
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Christmas in our house is when the Cola train comes on - but it's far too early this year
Sally Ann
24th Nov 2012
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You're a woman after my own heart Sandra.
15th Nov 2012
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I agree with Sally Ann. Also by the time Christmas actually arrives I am fed up with hearing about it and Bah Humbug takes over. In any case the advert breaks are for making tea, reading a few pages of a book, checking email or facebook or visiting the bathroom. They surely aren't for watching are they? lol
15th Nov 2012
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For me Christmas begins when I see the famous grouse advert
Sally Ann
15th Nov 2012
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Best Christmas Advert - the 'off' button. Sorry Folks, but they are all just trying to sell us something and we are all old enough to know what we want not what they think we want!
18th Nov 2012
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your right give them all a miss
Angela Hicks
15th Nov 2012
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Just can't beat the good old Coke ad - big truck with all the lights, roling along, always makes me feel Christmassy!!

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