The fireworks have fizzled out and Panto is just around the corner which means the Christmas season is well and truly upon us.

This past week the advert breaks have been dominated by Aldi ripping off the Coca-Cola classic and news of Iceland having their festive ad banned.

John Lewis are expected to enter the race for the best 2018 Christmas ad later this week but what is the best ever?

Take a look below at adverts of Christmas past. Which is your favourite?

Toys R US: Magical Place (1989)

If you were an 80s or 90s child you surely would have made a pre-Christmas trip to the now defunct Toys ‘R’ Us probably single the famous jingle from one of the original Christmas adverts.

Yellow Pages: Mistletoe (1992)

For those of you too young to know what a Yellow Pages is – it was a free telephone directory of the pre-internet era.

Coca-Cola: Holidays Are Coming (1995)

This classic features the now famous Coca-Cola trucks decked out in Christmas lights. Featuring the famed ‘holidays are coming’ tune, this theme is now used by many as the start of the festive season.

John Lewis: The Long Wait (2011)

John Lewis was always going to make the list (at least once). Creating some of the most popular and heart warming Christmas adverts of recent times the retailer is always one to watch out for.

Sainsbury’s: Christmas is for Sharing (2014)

Possibly one of the longest ever Christmas adverts, Sainsburys linked up with the Royal British Legion to tell the story of WW1 British and German troops who agreed a truce on Christmas Day so that they could play football together.

John Lewis: The Man On The Moon (2015)

The Man On The Moon featured a young girl sending a Christmas gift to an elderly man who lives alone on the moon.

John Lewis: Rumoured to feature Elton John (2018)


Set to be released later this week I am sure it will make the favourite list in years to come.


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