The Christmas 2017 TV Adverts Have Begun!

The Christmas 2017 TV Adverts Have Begun!
7 November 2017

It's November and that can only mean one thing. Christmas telly ads are here!

Have you seen the M&S Christmas 2017 advert - Paddington and the Christmas visitor? What did you think?

If you loved it, you can nab your own Paddington Bear Plush Toy for £12 from Marks and Spencer now. Or shop the whole Marks and Spencer Paddington Bear range here. The Kids Paddington Slippers (£12-£14) are especially gorgeous, and I love this adorable Paddington onesie (£21-£25).

Looks like Kevin the Carrot is back for Aldi's Christmas 2017 advert too! And good news for Kevin lovers – Kevin and Katie will be on sale in store from 23rd November, so you'll be able to get one of each this year!

We must be due the first airing of the John Lewis Christmas advert any time soon?!

I reckon they'll surprise us with it somehow this year, since the retail giant's annual telly add has become a Christmas 'thing' in itself.

Check out this mysterious Twitter account @UnderTheBed2017 which everyone seems to think is a teaser for the soon-to-be-released John Lewis 2017 Christmas advert.

We've had The Long Wait (the one where the little boy impatiently counts down the days until Christmas, only to end up being excited about giving rather than getting), The Journey (that snowman... sob...), The Bear and the Hare (the one where they used the song 'Somewhere only we know') and Monty the Penguin. Then more recently there was The Man In The Moon and last year's cracker, Buster the Boxer.

So I'm going to stick my neck out and say that I reckon this year's offering will be a bit of a departure from last year's. No animals. Animation, maybe.

I reckon they'll go for something life-affirming and uplifting rather than a tear-jerker this year – Lord knows we all need some cheering up right now.

Then there's the question of the theme song. It's likely to be a cover that'll end up topping the charts so you'll be humming it from here to Christmas Day. I've heard a rumour that it might be a George Michael classic. *Sob*

Is it sad that I'm actually excited to see this ad? I've even got some wine chilling on the off-chance that they spring it on us during an ad break at peak telly-viewing time tonight!

What's your favourite Christmas TV ad? And do you love or loathe the annual John Lewis Christmas advert tradition? Have your say by leaving us a comment here or come and join the conversation over on our Facebook page.

TOPICS:   Christmas UK

44 comments

  • Carol S.

    you gotta watch this lol.x

  • Danielle E.

    this is full of Dad jokes

  • Julie H.

    - Freddie loves the carrot!!

  • Kandy M.

    Aw will they be selling Katie the carrot??? My son loves his Kevin carrot sure my wee girl would like a Katie one gor

    • Rowena S.

      My question is this too! My sons would LOVE a katie for their Kevins too lol

    • Em B.

      Yes! From 23rd November :relaxed: My son loves his Kevin too!!

  • MaiLis S.

    Still waiting for John Lewis one :see_no_evil::joy::joy: x

  • Louise I.

    I think i just pee'd myself :joy::joy::joy::joy: brilliant xxxx

  • Laura G.

    Yes lol she loves her Kevin xx

  • Linda M.

    Classic line from Kevin :joy: xx

  • Laura W.

    Brilliant this one

  • Natasha W.

    Wow hope they will my Kevin won't be too lonly then... xxx

  • Jessica W.

    Omg I think I just pea'd myself watching this :joy::joy::joy::joy:

  • Kelly G.

    M & s one fab but really looking forward to the John Lewis one z

  • Sarah B.

    I know I have all ready checked to see if they are going to sell them :joy::joy::joy:

  • Kathryn B.

    Need to get a kevin this year for Rhuardhi and a Katie if they're selling her too!

  • Lisa F.

    Skye and Archie will luv this :heart_eyes::santa:

  • Marianne W.

    think Corey might like this movie :blush:

  • Stevi-Jayne C.

    :heart_eyes: Paddington! And there’s an Alice in it

  • Stevi-Jayne C.

    we have to see Paddington 2!!

  • Melanie C.

    A cant bloody wait to finish work to watch this! Kevin’s back! Xxx

  • Jennifer S.

    I like the m&s at the moment :blush::blush:

  • Ema B.

    this is my favourite already! !!!!!!!

    • Kim S.

      definitely this is the best so far

  • Steph S.

    Don't like the M&S one I'm not a fan of Paddington bear!

  • Abbie D.

    Can’t wait to show lil man thisooeey

  • Chloe S.

    Haven’t seen that yet, ASDA’s isn’t too bad

  • Laura M.

    Very clever - love the nod to Orient Express! Shame there was no Gin in the advert though!!

  • Nikki B.

    Ooooooh I am well excited I do love him lol :heart_eyes:

  • Stephanie L.

    I'm waiting in John Lewis it's out the end of this week xxxx

  • Charlotte H.

    Th carrot ones are so cute.

  • Tanya V.

    I snorted at pead myself :joy:

  • Lucy N.

    I never got to get a Kevin the carrot. :( Still want one. And a Katie x

  • Louise H.

    Aw I like it, so cute. Can't wait for the John Lewis one :christmas_tree: X

  • Jenny W.

    Just showed her - love that M&S used Paddington for their xmas advert

  • Kerry H.

    I think I pea'd myself

  • Aliza C.

    Aye wee Kevin the

  • Natalie W.

    I think I just pea’d myself!!

  • Omie F.

    :joy: I saw this earlier! I’m going to need 2 this year! They both like to match!

  • Lynda P.

    I better get a kevin this year!!

  • Kerry K.

    Omg I love them. Xx I miss watching Christmas ads xx

  • Terianne L.

    I kno :slight_frown: xxx m&s Paddington bear is good too ..... but Kevin "peed" himself :joy: xxx

  • Sophie R.

    I’ve watched it 5 times already today :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

  • Diane S.

    Aww yahh u gotta love Kevin lol xx

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