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to find the House of Fraser Christmas advert just............... naff and to dislike the grabbiness of it.

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LuluJakey1 Thu 26-Nov-15 20:42:55

I really don't like it. I am sure it is meant to be edgy and alternative (in as much as a major department store can be either of those things) but I find it self-conscious and naff and it actually illustrats - ironically they might say but I don't think so- the grabbiness of Christmas and how self-absorbed and entitled many people are.

LuluJakey1 Thu 26-Nov-15 20:44:27

PS I do know it is meant to be 'clever' in some way and a comment on Christmas but it sort of self-implodes because it is selling Christmas and its intention is to make money from it.

Sighing Thu 26-Nov-15 20:45:17

But the Aldi one made me grin

WannabeLaraCroft Thu 26-Nov-15 20:46:44


It's awful.

molyholy Thu 26-Nov-15 20:48:39

Yanbu. It is beyond pretentious. Makes me roll my eyes so hard, I can practically see my optic nerves.

LuluJakey1 Thu 26-Nov-15 20:56:08

Yes, absolutely beyond pretentious and affected. I can not bear to watch it.

paulapompom Thu 26-Nov-15 21:02:06

I am not enjoying many of the Christmas ads this year (bah humbug). I obviously understand they are for selling, but they all seemso grabby and 'spend this much and is shows you really love someone'

I did laugh at the aldi one though. grin

HelenaDove Thu 26-Nov-15 21:08:00

I agree. OP I love the Sainsburys Mog the Cat ad though.

Have you seen the Aldi parody of the John Lewis ad yet?

Costacoffeeplease Thu 26-Nov-15 21:08:44

I hate the PayPal one - mega grabby

frikadela01 Thu 26-Nov-15 21:12:02

I hate all the Christmas ads this year.... what happened to actually having christmas music in them?

BrendaandEddie Thu 26-Nov-15 21:13:19


tillytown Thu 26-Nov-15 21:19:48

Is that the advert with the dancing? If it is then yanbu, its annoying.

LuluJakey1 Thu 26-Nov-15 21:33:53

Yes Tillytown the one qith the dinner table where they all bang knives and forks, and the dancing and the aggressive women and men.

LuluJakey1 Thu 26-Nov-15 21:36:42

This one

EmilyPunkhurst Thu 26-Nov-15 21:54:38

Looks like me & Brenda are the voices in the wilderness: I love it too...

Not sickly, not mushy, not sentimental, not cloying.

Yup. Love it.

Notso Thu 26-Nov-15 22:06:09

It's awful. I haven't seen a Christmas advert I've liked this year though.

LuluJakey1 Thu 26-Nov-15 22:08:19

I agree with not sickly, sentimental or cloying but fnd it pretentious, affected and almost ridiculing itself in how self-admiring it is. I really loathe it. Have never reacted to an advert so strongly. It is distasteful in every way I think.

SurferJet Thu 26-Nov-15 22:10:08

I love it. Beats all the sentimental crap.

Costacoffeeplease Thu 26-Nov-15 22:10:44

I like the house of Fraser one actually, now I've remembered what it is blush

reallybadidea Thu 26-Nov-15 22:11:10

Makes a pleasant change from the sentimental, schmaltzy ones.

EmilyPunkhurst Thu 26-Nov-15 22:11:39

It's interesting really, because usually when I loathe an advert I just say to myself that I'm clearly not the target audience.

But given that most of MN surely are the target audience for HoF and, so far, only two of us like it, they've clearly got it a bit wrong.

Either that or they only want £ from me and Brenda...

EmilyPunkhurst Thu 26-Nov-15 22:12:40

Oooh, suddenly I'm in a posse. grin

SurferJet Thu 26-Nov-15 22:14:01


LaContessaDiPlump Thu 26-Nov-15 22:14:29

I really liked that!

Celticlassie Thu 26-Nov-15 22:19:05

Ooh - how strange. I found it a bit uncomfortable to watch to be honest.

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