International Christmas Adverts 2017

Is the Christmas season boring right now? Yep. Nothing to do except watch old films, Korean dramas, crochet and not study… Might as well catch up with the blogging…
There’s only a few I’ve found… (and I’m giving ratings out of 5 stars by the way – because I can 😱).

New Zealand: “Farmers Christmas Advert 2017 – Secret Santa”

It’s sunny all year long in New Zealand! I know that because I know there’s a blogger from London who’s still out there! LOL! Well, well, well, this is quite extraordinary. I could feel my eyes watering. 😭 Some old men can be so grumpy (I know as my Dad is one of them) but deep down inside they are quite dear softies as we see in this advert. The son of the neighbour is reckless, and the old man decides to help a little by going to the Farmers Department Store to buy replacements adding a little dust then giving it to the neighbour. The boy seems to be onto the old man… and knows what he’s doing… In return a plate of cookies and a cup of milk is placed outside the old man’s door. Cute! 😄

Geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Japan: “Dear Working Santa”

Nitori ニトリ is a Japanese furniture and home accessories store. This actually reminds me of a British advert… a Japanese business man (salary man) has to go to work during the Christmas break. So sad. His family seem to understand as it’s part of the Japanese culture for people to work hard even during the holiday seasons. In this ad, one of the metro carriages is decorated with Christmas deco (from Nitori 😉). Then a foreign Santa enters (definitely not a Japanese man dressing up) who gives out gifts on the metro. Lucky people. The father/business man gets a different gift. It’s a surprise video from his wife and children who give him a special gift… メリークリスマス!
Geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hong Kong: “香港國際機場 祝一家團聚 聖誕快樂” (HK International Airport, Celebrating/ Wishing a Happy Family Renunion, Happy Christmas)
Hmmm, I could have chosen another Hong Kong Christmas ad. But thought we’ll go with the family themes in this post. I don’t think I’ve posted about HK airport’s Christmas ad before… Here we see a father travelling from an unknown destination going back home to see his family in HK. An old couple being greeted by staff members and their family… also a happy couple who make it back to HK in time! Quite a boring ad. 😕
Geeky rating: ⭐⭐

Taiwan: TOYOTA S-FR 跟你一起歡慶聖誕~ | TOMICA小汽車 (A Merry Christmas to You|Tomica toy car
OMG Toyota in Taiwan. I think this advert was made for men. Well, we’ve seen a lot of adverts involving domino blocks which wind around the room… this is exactly what happens which include some toy cars. 😆
Geeky rating: ⭐⭐

Philippines: McDonald’s “Single Bells? Keribels!” (Keribels is Filipino slang for “carrying”).
Right!! Are you single? Do you love junk food? And do you like this advert from McDonald’s? Did you think the Sainsbury’s sing-a-long was bad? Well wait until you see this one! It’s very different to other Christmas adverts. They’re singing Jingle Bells with altered lyric and it accepts the fact that some people will be spending Christmas as singleton. Majority of the Filipinos I know are married … 😆 Here we some Filipinos expressing their joy at being single and doing what they want to do, without the hassle of having another half… as well as eating ice cream and having frappacinos…
Geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Denmark: Flying Tiger”Prøv vores mobile julesanghæfte og Sync Julen Ind” (Try our Mobile Christmas Singing Book and Sync Christmas)

The Danish will come out with anything to amuse us. Think I had to remind myself that the Danes sense of humour is quite different and out of this world. Here’s another family gathering where they start going around in circles and sing together… The grandfather can’t even grab one of his family member’s hand… this is when the arm gadgets come in. Stick your mobile phone on your arm, look into each others eyes, and keep singing! 😒

Geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Spain: Spanish Lottery

Here’s a two parter from the Spanish Lottery. I’ve grown really fond of these ads every Christmas. So the first one comes from Daniel’s point of view when he goes and buys a lottery ticket, and bumps into a girl who is an alien from space and has transformed itself to understand the human world… The second video is Danielle’s view of human life… 

Geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

1. #DANIELLE —La mirada de Daniel

2. #DANIELLE — Desde los ojos de Danielle

Korea: “Heart and Mind”

Please watch this advert! I was deceived by a cat and dog and thinking this was about family pets… Guess again!! Watch it to the very end. I don’t think I can spoil this advert… 😝

Geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Korea: “Baskin Robbins Christmas Ice Cream Cake”

Sometimes I wonder at why Koreans like eating ice cream during this cold weather. Well I had a pot of vanilla ice cream as I was craving it the other day… Anyway we see these famous Koreans who drive through traffic and then one guy just jumps in front of the car to try and get to somewhere.  The driver is one of the actors from the Korean drama Criminal Minds, and I’m guessing they’re trying to reenact a desperate crime driving scene of some sort 😆. They reach their destination: Baskin Robbins… and one of the employees is not impressed. They’re searching for these Christmas Ice Cream cakes which I have never seen before. Must be a Korean thing. 

Geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Germany: EDEKA Weihnachtsspot „Weihnachten 2117“ (Christmas Spot “Christmas 2117”

Woah! This is an advert that would beat any British advert I’ve seen. The Geeky Christmas Award goes to this advert! 😉 Here we head towards into future. 100 years from now, where the human race is disintegrating and robots are taking over towns. One robot wanders off and notices that humans once got together to celebrate Christmas. The robot decides to make a Christmas party of its own, but found it emotionless… The robot then wanders off to unknown territories of Germany until he comes across a human house who at that time was celebrating Christmas… It’s a very cute and E.T. like advert – but no enemies appear!
I would love to know how much was spent on this ad compared to other ads we’ve seen. German supermarket beats a British store. 

Geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Australia: ALDI – “The More The Merrier”

Yes, I can confirm the Australians are a bit nuts. They’re crazy about everything! And cricket is one sport they are crazy about. ^_^ I like cricket too, but it does get boring once in a while. Here we see an Aussie trying to get stumped out for 30 years! That’s like from the 1980’s till now. 😱How could one play for 30 years without being stumped out…? He finally gave in when he saw his family and friends around enjoying themselves with all that ALDI food. 😅

Geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

USA: AUDI – “Parking Lot”
Another man’s ad! But so much better than the Toyota one! This one’s from AUDI. It’s a fight for a Christmas parking space in a parking lot between two men in two AUDI cars. It’s quite hilarious on how they control with their cars with ease but their emotions just flares! Hahahahahah!!!

Geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Canada: WestJet “12 Flights of Christmas”

Here’s the last one for now. I can’t get enough of WestJet’s Christmas adverts. Always need to find out what they’re doing each year… This one is kind of boring… But here they ask for some children’s ideas on what they should do during Christmas. There’s 12 ideas in total… they were also giving out free flights for those who were there… (why can’t I get free flights?!).

Geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Favourite advert verdict: the Filipino and German ones!!

Hope you’re all having a wonderful Christmas!! Back tomorrow with the IKEA ads. ^_^

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