Friday, 21 November 2014

Christmas Advert

I do enjoy Christmas tv adverts
Most are sickly pap, but usually John Lewis and Marks & Spencer can be relied upon to produce a satisfying little production, worthy of a tear or two, especially if you've been hitting the cooking sherry.
I enjoyed the John Lewis penguin story. Marks' fairy story is so-so. and Sainsbury's World War 1 football story is just a bit over the top in a rather unsavoury way.
So full marks and prize for the best advert in 2014
Must go to Boots with their heartwarming story of a knackered middle aged nurse coming home after a fucking awful night shift......
Watch and weep.....

34 comments:

  1. And weep I did.
    I get to say it first: "A knackered middle-aged nurse coming home after a fucking awful night shift. . . "
    Can't imagine how you find this relevant to your life, John.

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    1. It's all me me me me me lol

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  2. Okay, I didn't cry, but I loved it and it brought back a sweet memory. I remember going home from the nursing home on Christmas Eve. My daughter and daughter-in-law were baking sugar cookies and getting ready to decorate them. I sat down in my uniform, and we opened gifts. I might cry now.

    Love,
    Janie

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  3. I think this advert is all about you. Hope you get spoiled rotten and all those other lovely nurses too.

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  4. Got to admit I felt myself filling up and there's a lump in my throat! I take it you have no problem identifying with the knackered middle-aged nurse :) Elizabeth x

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  5. Teared up over this one.
    But he says Boxing day isn't that the day after ?

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I figure she has just done the Christmas Day shift and by the time she gets home it is after midnight so technically Boxing Day.

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  6. Sweaty eyeballs here too. And every year all I want for Christmas is Boxing Day. And luckily enough, I have always got it.

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  7. Okay...that WAS a tear jerker.

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  8. I refer this one to the sainsburys one. I didnt realise it was a christmas advert at first I thought it was to do with Remembrance Sunday

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  9. Gave me a little tear....

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    1. I just watched all of the ads you mentioned as of course we don't have the same tradition here of massive Xmas ads from big brand companies (ours are generally rubbish) and I love them all, even the football war one. Makes we want to have just one white Christmas. And live in a bigger country where you get stuff like this. Without all the bad stuff that comes with it of course! ;-)

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  11. Hmmm, a bit over-sentimental for my taste. And why does she have to wait till Christmas to be appreciated?

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  12. Rotten bastard. I am trying to prepare dinner here!!
    Sweet how the whole family gathered in the middle of the night with a nice surprise. Funny, our US adverts are usually all about things and how things make family better. This was just warming. Damn, something in my eye again....

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  13. That one had me bawling like a wee baby.

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  14. Yeah, okay, you got me.

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  15. I have posted the video as I think it and many like it are in fact little worksof art worthy of reviewing as we do feature films.
    The amount of information a 2 minute video film can share And the amount of emotion it can generate ....is stunning

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  16. Great commercial! (Yeah, it made me cry.)

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  17. How I miss the English Christmas ads, & what memories this bought back either coming off night duty, going to early shift or coming home in the afternoon to get everything organised.
    Hey ho!

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  18. Excellent...thanks for sharing :)

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  19. "a knackered middle aged nurse coming home after a fucking awful night shift..."

    Could such a thing happen?

    And the video was a good try to make me enter into the spirit of what's to come (but an unsuccessful one). Bah... I like the Winter Solstice though, which is my "Reason for the Season"

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  20. I watch more TV on your blog than I do in my own house :)

    My favourite part was actually the old girl crabbing "all RIGHT!" at her husband; the rest was too sentimental for me!

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  21. Dammit, I did get teary. So what, now you expect Chris to gather us all in the cottage on Christmas Eve? That's a high bar, my friend.

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  22. I hadn't seen it; very good.

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  23. Poo pourri.com has the BEST christmas advert found by my 11 year old son who was looking for Santa sat on the toilet as only an 11 year old would

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  24. Oh, crap. I hate when I cry over a commercial!

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  25. Awwwww .......

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  26. That is lovely. How many people would actually do that i wonder? My favourite is still the John Lewis ad. I had an imaginary horse as a child and it makes me weep

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  27. Somewhere online (no, don't ask me where) I've seen a poll for the best advert this year. All the usual candidates - JL, Sainsbug, and of course Boots ...

    I'd already voted for Boots before I read this.

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  28. So nice to see, even if just in an advert, people recognizing that we night folk are on a different schedule.

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