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To think this year's M&S 'festive' advert is utter garbage?

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EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Tue 05-Nov-13 09:59:39

Disclaimer: remember i said festive and not the C-word.

I cringed the whole way through. The only performance from Helena Bonham Carter that I've disliked. Roll on the John Lewis one. grin

KippyVonKipperson Tue 05-Nov-13 10:16:05

Yep I agree, it's pretty boring. The bit where she is running through the trees looks odd too. Why is it so long? I thought adverts were usually 30 seconds or so?

orangepudding Tue 05-Nov-13 10:18:58


sonlypuppyfat Tue 05-Nov-13 10:21:41

What a load of shiit. M&S clothes are truely rotten sizes are too bloody small too.

Merrylegs Tue 05-Nov-13 10:30:14

Arf. The bit where she falls down the manhole makes me think Kenny Everett 'and then all my clothes fell off!' (old).

clarinetV2 Tue 05-Nov-13 10:30:23

Wow! I think it's fantastic, thanks for the link. I'm not sure about it as a piece of marketing and I've no idea what it's trying to sell - it certainly didn't leave me thinking 'I must go and buy x for myself/for someone else'. But I enjoyed all the references to the children's fantasy genre, especially the Alice ones at the beginning.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 05-Nov-13 10:31:14

It's fab!!

Showcases hundreds of their products, particularly love the bit in the room on the carpet - you see lots of their nice lights.

Model beautiful, male model very attractive.

And I think Helena Bonham Carter looks great.

kaizen Tue 05-Nov-13 10:36:01

typical bollocks - why does she have to be on the carpet in her bra and pants???

Clayhead Tue 05-Nov-13 10:36:22

I like it!

Greydog Tue 05-Nov-13 10:36:53

I like it!

MissMooMoo Tue 05-Nov-13 10:39:14

I think it's great!

OneStepCloser Tue 05-Nov-13 10:44:44

I liked it.

monicalewinski Tue 05-Nov-13 10:48:56

Undecided! Looking forward to the John Lewis one as well though.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 05-Nov-13 10:49:16

Another one that really liked it.

KnockMeDown Tue 05-Nov-13 10:50:26

I liked it too! Very entertaining!

ShadeofViolet Tue 05-Nov-13 10:52:13

Do they sell the scarecrow outfit that David Gandy is wearing??

noddyholder Tue 05-Nov-13 10:52:34

I love it. Saw her interviewed yesterday on a new show and she is lovely very smart and talked beautifully about her mum and how she was raised

galletti Tue 05-Nov-13 10:52:40

I like it

galletti Tue 05-Nov-13 10:53:30

Do they sell David Gandy?

WhereIsMyHat Tue 05-Nov-13 10:53:36

I quite like it too.

Birdsgottafly Tue 05-Nov-13 11:01:11

"Model beautiful, male model very attractive."

I am wondering why she is the only one in underwear, though?

Unless it's because the director/stylist looked at the Women's clothes and couldn't make one decent outfit out of the lot.

I like the advert, but it isn't Christmassy and makes me feel cold, pity there wasn't any nice coats and hats in it (or the store).

Grennie Tue 05-Nov-13 11:05:02

Hate how she falls down the manhole and her clothes fall off. And her on the carpet in her bra and pants. It doesn't happen to the male model. He gets to keep his clothes on. Usual sexist crap.

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Tue 05-Nov-13 11:05:37

Yes, i agree, everyone's very beautiful.

But it's just utter nonsense, isn't it? And not in a good way. It's all so cheesy and badly acted. It definitely doesn't warm my cockles like most other festive adverts do.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 05-Nov-13 11:07:58

The dog is very cute.

Vajazzler Tue 05-Nov-13 11:09:57

If i had her body i'd be walking around in my bra and pants everywhere!

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