Top 10 Christmas Adverts EVER!

Christmas adverts 2015

One of the biggest battles around at Christmas time is the advertising battle to have the best, most memorable and talked about Christmas advert of the year. An advert that will get watched by millions on TV but most importantly shared and viewed online.

This year some of the leading brands such as Duracell, Currys PC World, PayPal, Lidl and Waitrose picked November 1st to give the adverts their 1st airing. Whilst other brands such as Morrisons and John Lewis have chosen November 6th to launch their campaigns. Brands have even taken to teasing the adverts with a short snip and spreading the news of the release date and time on social media in a lead up to the launch to try and create as much buzz around the advert as possible.

We’ve decided to put together our list of the Top 10 Christmas adverts ever. With a mixture of golden oldies, Christmas classics and the modern day Youtube phenomenons. 

Quality Street - Magic Moments

Yellow Pages - Under The Mistletoe

Coca Cola - Holidays Are Coming

OXO - My Christmas

Marks & Spencer - Christmas Magic

Sainsbury's - Christmas in a Day 2013

Irn Bru's - Snowman

Halfords - Does anything beat a bike?

Ferrero Rocher - The Ambassador's Party

John Lewis - Monty The Penguin

Top 10 Rated ( Christmas Movies

We've put together a list of the Top 10 Christmas films according to Ratings taken from The list is made up of films we think qualify as Christmas movies and listed in order of star rating (November 2015).

Each film must have had at least 50,000 user ratings to feature in the top 10.

10. Elf (2003)

Buddy the Elf was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised among Santa’s elves. Upon adulthood Buddy as the feeling of not fitting in so he travel to New York in search of his real father. The chaotic Buddy and his childlike behaviour provide this Christmas comedy with many laughs and truly festive feel.

9. Bad Santa (2003)

This dark comedy staring Billy Bob Thornton as Willie T. Stokes. Along with his crime partner they reunite once a year for a holiday con. Together they pose as Santa and his elf working at a local shopping mall to rip off shopping outlets on Christmas Eve. Willie is a depressed and alcoholic Santa and his erratic behaviour draws attention. Not one to watch with all the family but instead for the bigger kids (18+) this Christmas.

8. Gremlins (1984) 

Kingston Falls at Christmas time is the setting for this 80s comedy horror film. The film is about Billy, a mild-mannered bank teller that receives a small furry creature called a Mogwai. Gizmo is his name and certain important rules need to be followed whilst looking after him. Keep him away from bright light, never get wet and never, ever feed after midnight. When these rules are not followed hilarious mayhem breaks out when miniature green monsters reek havoc on the small town.

7. Home Alone (1990)

8-year old troublemaker Kevin McCallister is left Home Alone and must protect his home from a pair of burglars. A film full of festive music, up lifting story line and a true Christmas classic.

6. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)

Christmas Vacation

Clark Griswold tries to create the perfect family Christmas for family Griswold in this 1980’s classic. Along with long suffering wife Ellen and kids Russell and Audrey he tries to make sure everything is just right, including the biggest tree and ultimate house decorations. However things start to go wrong very quickly. Unexpected guests in the form of cousin Eddie and family ensure for holiday mayhem  and everything you need to get you in the Christmas mood.

5. Love Actually (2003)

 Love Actually Christmas film

8 intertwined stories take place in the British Christmas film about love. The film follows the lives of different couples in the frantic build up to Christmas set in London, England. A heart warming film to get you in the loving Christmas mood.

4. The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992)

Muppets Christmas Carol Film.

The muppets star in the classic Dickens tale with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit and Michael Caine starring as the grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge. The perfect family film at Christmas whilst curled up on the sofa eating chocolate and sweet treats.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Nightmare before Christmas.

The film is about the adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween town’s beloved pumpkin king. Jack becomes bored with the same annual routine  of scaring people and stumbles upon Christmas town. Soon he plots to take over Christmas and kidnap Santa Claus but his best-laid plans start to go wrong in the classic film by Tim Burton

2. Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard Christmas film.

A film that never set out to be a Christmas classic but as since become one of the top Christmas films of all time. Set on Christmas Eve, New York policeman John McClane is visiting his estranged wife and kids in LA. After joining his wife at her holiday party the festivities soon grind to a halt when a group of terrorists soon take everyone hostage and it’s up to tough cop McClane to save the day. A wonderful alternative Christmas film full of action, guns and white vests.

1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Wonderful Life Christmas Film.

The polar opposite to Die Hard is the Number One rated Christmas film of all time. After lead character George Bailey wishes he was never born, an angel is sent to make Geroge’s wish come true. Geroge soon starts to realise the lives he has changed and impacted and how things would be different if he was never there. A heart warming classic for all ages and a must see Christmas film.


This list is based on information and rating taken from