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To not believe grown women here are getting excited over Xmas adverts.

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ssd Wed 13-Nov-13 20:12:01

seriously, my life is pretty boring but the day I get all worked up and teery over a sodding sainsburys/tesco/john lewis advert is the day I stick my head in the oven.

maybe its just mumsnet...I mean the john lewis advert made it into discussion of the day, can't see the aldi/lidl adverts will get the same reaction here....

ouryve Wed 13-Nov-13 20:13:23

Who pissed in your own brand cornflakes?

Thisisaghostlyeuphemism Wed 13-Nov-13 20:13:58

Aww, we need all the excitement we can get!
No different to getting excited about was corrie, aibu or the footy.

Disclaimer: I'm not excited about any ads.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 13-Nov-13 20:14:15

And who says we're all women?

Shaves my Hairy Trucker Hands

FanFuckingTastic Wed 13-Nov-13 20:14:39

I'm not very grown up I'm afraid.

NewtRipley Wed 13-Nov-13 20:14:40

it's teary, and it's horses for courses

DaleyBump Wed 13-Nov-13 20:16:14

YABU. Christmas is an exciting time for some of us.

FreakinScaryCaaw Wed 13-Nov-13 20:16:22

I haven't seen these ads but read about them on FB. People getting teary over them.

EdithWeston Wed 13-Nov-13 20:19:23

YABU to start a Christmas thread in a general forum before the start of Advent.

And YABU to expect every thread to be serious and worthy.

Thisisaghostlyeuphemism Wed 13-Nov-13 20:22:16

It is an interesting phenomena though isn't it.

We have big business trying to get us to spend our money with them and we love it. Are we being manipulated or something else...

ohmymimi Wed 13-Nov-13 20:24:41

Totally agree, ssd. This guff is solely designed to pick our pockets to the max. I've got heartstrings of steel where this Xmas tosh is concerned. It also now sits rather uncomfortably alongside the reports from the Phillipines. I got off the Xmas gift merry-go-round a while back.

scratchandsniff Wed 13-Nov-13 20:25:02

I believe you when you say your life is pretty boring.

ouryve Wed 13-Nov-13 20:25:10

I don't think manipulation is the word. These adverts never influence mt to buy more. They do make me less likely to buy, though - like ASDA, last year.

Strumpetron Wed 13-Nov-13 20:25:44

Sorry I still have some happy emotions left hmm

anonacfr Wed 13-Nov-13 20:25:59

Fuck off it's Christmas.

anonacfr Wed 13-Nov-13 20:26:13


LocalEditorCroydon Wed 13-Nov-13 20:26:19

Totally agree with OP. I just don't get why these adverts produce such a response.

Tee2072 Wed 13-Nov-13 20:27:07

You're assuming we're all grown women. And give a fuck what you think.

Thisisaghostlyeuphemism Wed 13-Nov-13 20:28:11

But it's not Christmas it's weds 13th nov.

Since when did ads mean Christmas? It's only been the last - what- five years or so.

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Wed 13-Nov-13 20:28:38

bah humbug

LaBuveuse Wed 13-Nov-13 20:29:07

I cried at the John Lewis one. I never POSTED or anything about it though.

VerySmallSqueak Wed 13-Nov-13 20:29:11

I haven't seen any.

I record anything I want to watch and FF through the adverts.

Ha.Two fingers to consumerism.

ssd Wed 13-Nov-13 20:30:12

its all just designed to sell us more shite than we'll ever need but its seen as something heart warming and lovely

TeeManyMartoonis Wed 13-Nov-13 20:30:43


It's Christmas. If you can't get excited about it then it is just a busy, expensive time of year.

saintmerryweather Wed 13-Nov-13 20:31:39

all of them are absolutely shit. especially the JL one

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