The 13 best Christmas adverts of all time

Burger King Christmas ad
(Image credit: Burger King)

The best Christmas adverts of all-time can bring back memories of Christmasses past. Christmas ads play a significant role in our whole idea of Christmas. Even if we try to go beyond the commercial side of Christmas, the best adverts of Christmases past have seeped into our collective consciousness, and we often recall them for years, associating them with feeling of nostalgia for the festive season.

There have been some excellent recent examples of Christmas advertising, from the refreshing Ikea Take a Holiday from the Holidays ad to the John Lewis 2023 Christmas advert and this year's stylish Coca-Cola Christmas campaign. In this guide, we look at the best Christmas adverts ever, from the simple but enduring Hershey’s Kisses Christmas Bells to Sainsbury’s 2014 cinematic depiction of the 1914 Christmas truce. 

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.

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