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To think don't make a fuss of Christmas adverts...

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MalcolmTuckersMistress Tue 12-Nov-13 08:47:56

...because they couldn't give a turkey stuffing about your Christmas Day, they only want your money...the bottom line is, John Lewis and Wonga are as bad as one another cute little forest animals or not!

P.S. I think I forgot to say BAH! Humbug.

MorrisZapp Tue 12-Nov-13 08:49:18

John Lewis is as bad as Wonga? In what way?

Writerwannabe83 Tue 12-Nov-13 08:49:34

I heard someone on the radio yesterday saying they cried at the John Lewis advert!!! What the hell?? Are people really that lame? grin

WorraLiberty Tue 12-Nov-13 08:50:48

Businesses want our money?? shock

Since when?

Financeprincess Tue 12-Nov-13 08:53:09

I heard a woman on a checkout telling her colleague the same thing, Writerwannabe - she said, "ooh, I was in floods. I always am at their adverts". Get a grip, I thought.

Tallaween Tue 12-Nov-13 08:55:52

I haven't seen the JL one this year.

I do remember being confused last year when people were being all touched by their ad and I thought the creepy stalker snowman was the stuff of nightmares... but each to their own.

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 12-Nov-13 08:57:20

It seems the word has gone out among the ad agencies..... 'Tug at the old heart-strings lads. Everyone's having far too easy a time of it at the moment. What would really get the nation spending is a load of mawkish sentimentality!'

I miss pyramids of Ferrero Rocher personally...

LifeofPo Tue 12-Nov-13 08:57:32

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ThreeMyselfAndI Tue 12-Nov-13 08:57:39

I've seen so many saying they have cried at this year'shmm wtf its... eh sweet but crying really!! sort yourselves out people.

nothing beats the coca cola Christmas advert for megrin the moment you here that jingly song the count down is on.

hyenafunk Tue 12-Nov-13 09:05:59

The JL advert is lame. I really don't understand how it's emotional whatsoever. I absolutely wouldn't cry over an advert, even in the midst of pregnancy hormones I never did.

I enjoy seeing what stores have done for their Christmas adverts that year but it doesn't make me more inclined to shop there at all.

MalcolmTuckersMistress Tue 12-Nov-13 09:06:21

Coca cola are the worst! They are probably one of the most profitable companies in history and what do they do? Simply drape one of their lorries in a few bulbs and that's it. Year after year after year. Make some bloody effort you tooth rotting, poison endorsing, child catchers!!

CrazyOldCatLady Tue 12-Nov-13 10:03:33

I cried at the John Lewis one and DH went watery eyed when he saw it as well. It was because it so sad and lonely though! It didn't make us feel festive at all.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Tue 12-Nov-13 10:11:03

JL is a partnership and everyone that works for them in a partner in the business. They do want you to spend your money there of course, but to compare this to the extremely dubious, almost loan shark like practices of Wonga is ridiculous.

Writerwannabe83 Tue 12-Nov-13 10:14:22

grin @ Malcolmtuckers rant at Coca-Cola. Well said!!!

Pixel Tue 12-Nov-13 12:19:39

I do remember being confused last year when people were being all touched by their ad and I thought the creepy stalker snowman was the stuff of nightmares... but each to their own. Exactly! I could hardly bear to watch it. I'd have loved to have seen him reduced to a puddle two feet inside the department store door.

I really can't understand all this fuss over an over-sentimental cartoon ad, (though the artwork is good I must admit), I'm as prone to anyone to choking up (still haven't been brave enough to see War Horse) but this does nothing for me.

And if I have to see Myleene doing that blowy hair thing one more time I'll scream.

MorrisZapp Tue 12-Nov-13 12:40:02

Personally I quite like the new JL animation, but loathe the tedious vocal that goes with it. Who cares, its just an advert isn't it. Of course JL want us to spend money, that's how business works.

Christmas is for most traders, the high point of their year. I'm much more depressed by the cynicism of eg BHS who flog mountains of useless tat destined straight for landfill as soon as the tinsel comes down.

At least JL encourage shoppers (who can afford it) to buy quality items that will please and be used by the recipient.

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