It might seem hard to believe, but Christmas isn’t very far away at all now – which means we’re set for an onslaught of festive advertising as this year’s seasonal TV ads make their way to our screens.
Over the past few years, Christmas ads have become unmissable events – whether it’s the annual debuting of the John Lewis ad, or the reveal of Marks and Spencer’s Yuletide campaign, they’re almost as much of a TV highlight as the Christmas telly schedules.
But as this year’s crop prepare to sprinkle some festive cheer upon us all, just how much can you remember from the Christmas TV ads of years gone by?
To find out, test your knowledge of festive advertising in our quiz…
How well do you know your Christmas adverts?
1. What’s the official name of this John Lewis Christmas advert, which aired in 2011?
2. This loveable teddy bear family appeared in a 2017 Christmas commercial, but what were they advertising?
3. Woolworths’ Christmas adverts were always high-spirited affairs back in the 80s – but in which year of that decade did this one air?
4. Paddington Bear emerged from Darkest Peru long enough to star in a festive advert in 2017. Which store’s campaign did the character appear in?
5. What’s the name of this popular cat, who featured in Sainsbury’s 2015 Christmas campaign?
6. What high street store was this jolly Santa advertising back in the 1990s?
7. When did Coca Cola release their first-ever Christmas advert complete with iconic red truck?
8. The Spice Girls appeared in this Christmas commercial back in 2007 – but which supermarket giant were they advertising?
9. Monty The Penguin was the adorable star of the 2014 John Lewis Christmas campaign – but what was the title of that year’s song and who sung it?
10. What’s the name of the carrot star of Aldi’s Christmas ad campaigns?
11. This pandemic-themed advert from European supermarket chain Edeka left not a dry eye in the house in 2020 – but which country is it from?
12. Hollywood director Wes Anderson made this Christmas advert for which high street clothing chain in 2016?
13. This advert implored us to ‘get more out of giving’ – but who is it for?
14. Who released this Christmas advert in 2020?
And now on to some music questions…
15. The Sainsbury’s 2016 Christmas advert featured a catchy song called The Greatest Gift – but who performed it?
16. Who covered this Keane song for the 2013 John Lewis advert The Bear and The Hare?
17.Sir Elton John performed Your Song in the 2018 John Lewis advert The Boy And The Piano – in which other year did Your Song feature in the John Lewis Christmas advert and who sung that version?
18. Who sung the original version of You Get What You Give, which featured in the Sainsbury’s 2018 Christmas advert?
19. What year did this song soar to number 1 after featuring on the John Lewis advert?
1. The Long Wait
2. Heathrow Airport
4. Marks and Spencer
9. Real Love – Tom Odell
15. James Corden
16. Lily Allen
17. 2010, Ellie Goulding
18. New Radicals
Pictures: John Lewis (1,9), Heathrow Airport (2) ,Woolworths (3), Marks and Spencer (4), Sainsbury’s (5,15), Boots (6), Coca Cola (7), Tesco (8), Aldi (10), Edeka (11), H&M (12), Very (13), McDonald’s (14).
Credit: Original article published here.