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Dancing On Ice
"Music Box"
60s
6 Dec 2019
ITV announce the new season of wintry competition show Dancing on Ice in charming style with this animated commercial. A music box ballerina comes to life ‘Toy Story'-style and finds herself longing for companionship, only for an enterprising spaceman to strap on his skates and step up to the plate.

Save The Children
"Coach Christmas"
60s
5 Dec 2019
If an overload of ads decked in boughs of holly and drowning in fake snow are starting to give you Christmas fatigue already, fear not: Save The Children have a festive coach ready to put some pep in even the most Scrooge-leaning character's step. The young spokesman for their annual Christmas jumper fundraising drive is in fine voice here, exuding buckets of charisma as he calls on grown-ups nationwide to do their bit.

Moonpig
"Mince Pies"
20s
6 Dec 2019
Christmas wishes can be sent during even the most trying circumstances thanks to Moonpig, and the online service ensures they'll be delivered damage and, er, flour-free. This is ably illustrated by a grandmother receiving a sweet card about missing her mince pies, oblivious to the chaos their absence has caused at the return address. 'Tis the season for destruction, after all.

I'm A Celebrity
"Tropical Tides"
30s
6 Dec 2019
Perennial presenting partners Ant and Dec are still in dire straits in their latest outing for I'm A Celebrity... at least, Ant seems to think so. Dec, on the other hand, seems quite happy to sun himself and let the tides take them where they may - as long as his mate puts his suncream on, that is. No word as to whether they'll hit Oz before cabin fever sets in.

Nintendo Switch
"Pokémon Sword and Shield"
70s
6 Dec 2019
After a bumpy November launch, Nintendo attempt to drum up interest in their latest Pokémon game for the Switch with this immersive commercial. Promising new creatures to hunt and blending animation with live action, this is bound to pique the interest of a few would-be trainers in the run-up to Christmas.

People's Postcode Lottery
"Thank You"
60s
5 Dec 2019
People's Postcode Lottery bring out the big guns for this 60" commercial, as the likes of Carey Mulligan, Olivia Colman, and George Clooney thank players for doing their bit. It's one of the few occasions where we see the charities that benefit from the competition, which makes a change from the usual giant cheque palaver.

Samsung Galaxy
"Chewie"
60s
5 Dec 2019
This Samsung commercial feels like a loose remake of the brand's recent ‘Alpaca' film, as a youngster tries to help a Chewbacca-esque pooch through the power of social media. There are some fun Star Wars Easter eggs nestled throughout - the animal shelter is named after Han Solo's homeworld - although evil seemingly triumphs in the end.

Iceland
"Cracking Joints"
30s
6 Dec 2019
Anyone who's seen/endured ‘Frozen II' will be familiar with the film's charades scene, which is also the launchpad for Iceland's Christmas campaign. There's little magic to speak of, however, as the supermarket opt for a cheap gag about cracking joints to promote their 'perfect' turkey crown. Was that poor bird's sacrifice really worth it?

Bank of America
"Dentist"
48s
6 Dec 2019
One of two Bank of America commercials by directors Sophie and Walker Cole, this ad drills home the importance of a nest egg with a trip to the dentist. Parents of children that are self-conscious about their teeth may need to stifle a giggle, and perhaps be encouraged to divert some funds via the advertised banking app.

Co-op Supermarkets
"BTM Brass Band Society"
50s
4 Dec 2019
The Pogues' ‘Fairytale of New York' may reference the NYPD choir, but the Co-op choose to throw their weight behind the BTM (Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen) Brass Band this Christmas. That's because the brand are determined as ever to put local talent in the spotlight - in this case, a merry band from South Wales.

Crisis
"True Story"
60s
5 Dec 2019
Homeless charity Crisis loosely blur fact and fiction in this 60" appeal, as they hire an actor to relay one former vagrant's story. The delivery is well-intentioned but flat, which somewhat dulls the gravity of the situation. What the ad lacks in finesse, however, it makes up for in cautious optimism and Christmas cheer in place of despair.

PlayOJO
"Thumbs Up"
30s
4 Dec 2019
Online gambling has a new, unexpected consequence: unfettered limb-swelling. At least, that's if you believe this cheery PlayOJO commercial. Thus, we see numerous players become afflicted with giant hands frozen in the thumbs-up position after using the advertised virtual casino... which will hopefully prevent them losing any more money to pixels.

Edinburgh Gin
"Filled With Wonder"
40s
5 Dec 2019
Edinburgh Gin mark their TV debut with a little help from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and their 1972 single, ‘The Night', as the brand inject some northern soul into what has been an otherwise samey Christmas playlist. While Valli and company pinpoint the moment when "the night begins to turn your head around", the ad takes viewers on a stylised trip through violet fields, rhubarb forests, and even a meteor shower.

Marks & Spencer
"Office Jumpers"
30s
4 Dec 2019
Suffering from low productivity in the run-up to Christmas? Blame Marks & Spencer and House of Pain. That's the gist of this office-set commercial for the retailer, which offers an extended look at the desk jockeys introduced in Jake Nava's Go Jumpers' film. Endless fun for the cast, but no fun for anyone stuck on hold.

Hermés
"Endless Journey"
30s
5 Dec 2019
Hermés (the store, not the courier firm) have arrived in San Francisco, and the brand enlist the help of their trademark horse to celebrate the occasion. Its silhouette inspires a trippy piece of animation that incorporates nature, equestrian equipment, and the store's premises off Union Square. Trés stylish work.

Bank of America
"Big Boy"
52s
5 Dec 2019
This wry Bank of America commercial taps into the frustration associated with a missing debit card. In this case, the protagonist is undone by a proverbial ‘big boy' who keeps his mouth firmly shut throughout. You can see the reveal coming from a mile off, but that doesn't detract from a textbook piece of villainy.

Boursin
"Merry Boursin"
20s
5 Dec 2019
A Christmas party centred around soft cheese nearly drive a man to homicide in this commercial for Boursin. It's all fun and games until the other guests decide to indulge in his favourite spreadable slop, leading the bloke to brandish and quickly retract his knife with the kind of well-heeled grin that would make Patrick Bateman shudder.

Leif Vollebekk
"Blood Brother"
4 mins 25s
5 Dec 2019
They say you should never sit on the top deck of a bus on your own, but - as this likeable promo for Leif Vollebekk demonstrates - there is fun to be had on occasion. So it proves for one introverted passenger, who turns round to see the Canadian folk singer in the middle of performing his latest track, 'Blood Brother'.

Empara Mi
"What You Gunna Do"
3 mins 42s
5 Dec 2019
Death and rebirth lurk in the shadows of this dramatic music promo for Empara Mi's latest single. The Guernsey-born singer - real name Chloe Curran - awakes in a nightmarish, red-lit basement, chained and haunted by a flaming figure as a mysterious black substance begins to consume her from the inside out.

Azimo
"Migrants"
45s
5 Dec 2019
Money transfer business Azimo go against the grain of current anti-immigrant rhetoric to remind viewers of the arduous journey many indviduals take to provide for their families back home. No matter where your money is going, the brand say, you deserve to get the most from every hard-earned penny. Well cast and strikingly shot.

Virgin Media
"Now That's Christmas-ing"
56s
4 Dec 2019
The drag queen renaissance continues with a glitzy tree-topper come to life for Virgin Media. Cheryl Hole brings the Christmas spirit as she reels off the brand's festive offers, including twenty-five days of prizes like hot air balloon rides or a year's worth of wine. It's a straightforward premise, but Hole's charismatic delivery sells the proposition nicely.

Amazon Prime
"Mr Jones"
30s
4 Dec 2019
A couple treat an elderly resident of their building at Christmas in a rather muddled addition to Amazon Prime's festive campaign. Replacing the old boy's busted umbrella is a nice gesture, we suppose, but it feels a bit cheap when contrasted with the smart watch, laptop, and luxury electric toothbrush also advertised.

Morrisons
"The Best Christmas"
30s
4 Dec 2019
Those who stubbornly insist Morrisons are a poor man's Marks & Spencer will have a field day with this 30" plug for Yellow Supermarket's ‘The Best' range. Despite obvious similarities with M&S's ‘Adventures in Imagination' campaign, this top-down commercial is its own beast and serves the brand in good festive stead.

Experian
"Pure Joy"
20s
4 Dec 2019
Experian are dreaming of a black Christmas with another Goth-led ad from their latest campaign. This time it's the ironically-named Joy who takes centre stage, sulking in a tube carriage while a chirpy voiceover explains what's got her feeling so, erm, upbeat. The hint of a smile she pulls when she checks her credit score is well played... even if it quickly disappears again.

Spark
"Play"
60s
4 Dec 2019
How do you let a hulking, clingy robot down gently? That's the premise of this slow-burning ad for Spark New Zealand, featuring a boy wise beyond his years and concerned about his his screen time. The latter is represented by a Transformers-style mech, who just about fits into the lad's bedroom and clearly plays a huge role in his life. As director Mark Albiston's playful spin on adult break-ups shows, however, it is easily cut down to size.

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