What is the worst Christmas TV advert so far?

Sorry friends- but I feel a rant coming on…

You can’t escape them you see. They will be played over and over for the next two months. Each one expensively produced- mostly stuffed full of minor celebrities.

Yes- they are here in full force- the dreadful Christmas adverts.

The worst so far (in my opinion) are below.

By reproducing them here, I run the risk, dear readers, of subliminally pushing you towards the clutches of M/S and ToysRus (possibly the most irritating name for any shop the world over) but I will run this risk as, of course, framing is everything.

I confess (I know, I am a weak man) that I kind of like the next one. Perhaps it is the Morrissey song, or just the lovely ordinariness of the subject. Or perhaps it is just because of the joy of giving not getting.

Or maybe I am just as soft as treacle.

But perhaps the worst of all is this one. Watch and cringe.

Do you think adverts like this will be banned one day in the same way that cigarette ones have been?

Someone added up the cost of all these gifts- just under three thousand pounds.

5 thoughts on “What is the worst Christmas TV advert so far?

  1. You are not ranting; you are being understatated. I am using the last one in woorship tomorrow- as an example of the dominant values of western society that we are living in and how we consciously and unconsciously take them on. I think the last advert, in particular, is as close to pure evil as anything I have seen on TV in the last few years.

    Keep ranting. I remember the protests about ‘Jerry Springer’ a few years back; somehow I think the dominant Christian response to this will be silence…

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  3. I find the LIttlewoods advert appalling, an antithesis of Christmas, which is why I took a small (guilty) pleasure in voting for it as the worst Christmas advert. I can’t help but feel the fact advertising “creatives” thought this a positive message is a searing indictment of the world in which we live. That makes it all the more important to carry a truly positive message in our lives.

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