Classic Christmas ads can be a great way to spread Holiday Spirit. From television commercials to YouTube Christmas ads, the best holiday ads focus more on the season and less on the promotional side of things.
If you are looking for some creative Christmas video ideas, you have come to the right place. Check out the best Christmas ads 2016 below, and remember to cast your vote for the best Christmas videos 2016 at the end!
1. Apple – Frankie’s Holiday
Oddly enough, Frankenstein plays the lead role in one of the best holiday videos on YouTube. Apple nails the delivery in this unconventional Christmas ad, wrapping it up with the touching final statement, “Open your heart to everyone.”
2. John Lewis – #BusterTheBoxer
Honey badgers, foxes, and squirrels jumping on a trampoline may not be what comes to mind when you picture Christmas. John Lewis, a U.K. department store, uses this hilarious yet magical video to show they have “gifts that everyone will love.”
3. Amazon Prime – A Priest and Imam Meet
In this ad, Amazon Prime extends Christmas into a general season of gift-giving and kindness. This Christmas ad’s music is especially heartwarming as it leads the viewer along the journey of two seemingly different religious leaders who actually have a lot in common.
4. Alzheimer’s Research UK – Santa Forgot
As one of the best Christmas videos on YouTube, this ad takes us beyond the commercial aspect of Christmas and into the reality of medical research. This masterful animated tale uses its charm to ask viewers for donations, not purchases.
5. M&S – Christmas with Love from Mrs. Claus
M&S focuses on a different aspect of the story of Santa Claus. This video shares the charming story of what Mrs. Claus does when Santa is off delivering presents. Before you know it, you will fall in love with all the modern characters in this ad.
6. Heathrow Airport – Coming Home for Christmas
In this Christmas ad, one of the biggest airports in the U.K. portrays the wonder and excitement of traveling during the holidays. The main characters may be stuffed bears, but they certainly have a lot of heart. Stick around until the end to discover the true message.
7. Littlewoods – The Christmas Walk
This holiday video may be short, but it certainly packs a lot of punch. Littlewoods shows off its variety of stylish products all in one family walk on Christmas day. Unlike many of the other ads, this video grabs the viewer’s attention with a little bit of humor.
8. McDonald’s – Juliette the Doll
The most popular food chain on the globe has its own Christmas story to share. McDonald’s introduces Juliette, a lovable doll whom viewers can relate to. Even though this video is targeted toward the U.K., it will warm the hearts of audiences from around the world.
9. Aldi – Kevin the Carrot
Who ever thought a carrot could be the star of a Christmas fairy tale? Aldi, a global supermarket chain, cashes in on the excitement of receiving a visit from Santa Claus by recounting the experience through the eyes of Kevin the carrot.
10. Coca-Cola – A Special Christmas
Coca-Cola unites the giving mood of the holidays with the liveliness of a refreshing bottle of soda. This holiday ad is perfect for anyone (whether you’re a Coke or Pepsi fan!). This type of emotional ad campaign is most effective for connecting a global market.
Which Video Is Your Favorite?
This may be a tough one, but you have to choose! Which of the Christmas videos and songs is your favorite? Vote in the comments below to share your point of view.
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