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Christmas 2016 TV adverts

You know Christmas is well and truly round the corner when the festive adverts begin popping up on our screens. We'll be updating this page as each one is released

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Synopsis: Wes Anderson directs this heartwarming story of a delayed train, meaning the passengers have to cancel their Christmas plans. 


Synopsis: James Corden sings this animated tale of one man's hectic preparation for Christmas with his family.

Mumsnetters' verdict: "That Sainsbury's one is the most Hipstery London Centric, right on, twee piece of film making ever!"


Synopsis: Children's book favourite The Snowman goes on a Christmas adventure.


Synopsis: Debenhams gifts speak for themselves in this luxe-inspired advert.


Synopsis: The story of a robin, who has travelled high and low across the sea to end up in a little girl's garden on Christmas day.
Mumsnetters' verdict: "Thanks to whoever posted the Waitrose one, I'm now crying before work."

John Lewis

Synopsis: A little girl's Christmas present is enjoyed by a number of cute woodland creatures, and Buster the Boxer. #BounceBounce

Mumsnetters' verdict: "LOVE IT! But I always do. Gives me the warm and fuzzies.  I bloody love Boxers. And hedgehogs."

"Hugely disappointing. Didn't shed a single tear."

"Not nearly enough swearing from the dad trying to assemble the trampoline really."

Marks and Spencer

Synopsis: Mrs Claus adds some festive sparkle to a little boy's family on Christmas day.

Mumsnetters' verdict: "M&S wins it for me this year"

"The M&S one is so middle class"


Synopsis: A woman gets a jump on her Christmas planning.


Synopsis: One woman goes on a journey to spread some festive cheer in this sweet animated tale.


Synopsis: A cute carrot called Kevin traverses treacherous landscapes in a Christmas adventure.

Currys PC World

Synopsis: A mum takes the school Nativity script into her own hands.


Synopsis: Yetis on skis deliver presents to the masses.

TK Maxx

Synopsis: A family's Christmas carolling takes a twist.


Synopsis: A cute kid prepares for Christmas with some fact-finding. 


Synopsis: From Christmas jumpers to tipples and chocs - Asda has all your festive essentials.

House of Fraser

Synopsis: A stylish advert promoting a very modern version of Christmas.

Not on the High Street

Synopsis: The Not on the High Street "elves" get ready for the busiest time of the year.


Synopsis: A nostalgic look on the history of the company through the eyes of its founder, Thomas Burberry. Features an all-star cast including Domhnall Gleeson and Sienna Miller.

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