“Safe” Poster Ad

I haven’t blogged on a poster advert for a while now.

These posters have been out for a few weeks now, and I think they’re hilarious. No doubt the Royal Family think they aren’t, as it’s aiming at Brexit, and telling people where to go when Brexit does happen.

The politicians have failed us, and the safest place to go to is the Palace (but which one exactly). Hahahahah.

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I think the “safe” place to be after Brexit is probably your own home. 20 days to go until we know the final plans (but we’ve should#ve known like 6 months ago right?).

Anyway, this sounds like my workplace…

Last minute plans = Fail of management/Fail to plan ahead/Fail to bring peace.

The International Christmas Adverts 2018 – Part 3 (IKEA)

The last of the International Christmas ads of 2018. Will try harder to find more in 2019.
IKEA always needs a separate post. In 2018, it seems a bit bleak but here’s four contrasting IKEA adverts that we should have a look at.
Spain – Anuncio IKEA Navidad 2018
4 Spanish families have a question and answer session. It seems everyone knows about social media stuff but not many details on their own family members! Keep those mobile phones away and start chatting to people. Make sure to watch this with the subtitles on.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩

USA – Maybes :30
There’s a lot of maybes in this ad. Maybe IKEA USA tried to hard. Maybe.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐✩✩✩

Germany – IKEA Werbung: TV-Spot “Neues Weihnachten”

LOL. It’s a like-father-like-son situation here. Quite cute that the son copies his father in nearly everything they do.


Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩

Italy – Cambia il solito Natale con IKEA

This is my favourite IKEA ad! Two male shoppers end up getting stuck in a lift during Christmas Day. They decorate the lift, and I guess they end up spending the night there… Poor guys. At least they had their shopping with them, otherwise it would’ve been a boring Christmas in a lift. 😂

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

That’s it for the Christmas ads! May we see many more brilliant ideas for 2019. Just keep them under 2 minutes. 😵

The International Christmas Adverts 2018 – Part 2

Happy 2019!!!

It’s been a bit difficult to find lots of Christmas ads from across the world, but here’s some I’ve been able to pick up via YouTube.

China – KFC肯德基2018圣诞季炸鸡配电脑女生周冬 (KFC 2018 Christmas fried chicken with computer girl)
So here’s a Chinese girl who I believe is in Shanghai is working her way through December. She loves KFC. She can’t even get away from work to go home to see her family. And so she ends up in KFC eating loads of fried chicken.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐✩✩

Japan – LINE Xmas 2018, 何百通ぶん、好きです。(I like hundreds of sentences)
Uh. We have a school romance in Japan! Girl likes boy, but boy becomes friends or possibly in a relationship with another girl… Didn’t really get the ending).

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩

Japan – 「なんだろう、このドキドキ 」2018 WINTER MOVIE: CASIO G-SHOCK (I wonder what this pounding is)
Another kind of love story from. This time it’s a girl waiting for a guy. Time checking using a Casio G-SHOCK watch. Keep looking at the time peeps!

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐✩✩

Berlin – Christmas. Never out of fashion, Zalando 2018
Here we have a choir of people wearing clothes from Zalando, a high street German retail store. I thought saw a Judi Dench look-a-like towards the end of the commercial.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐✩✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐✩✩

Spain – Así es el anuncio de la LOTERÍA DE NAVIDAD 2018 (This is the announcement of the Christmas Lottery 2018)
Yipee! My favourite Spanish Christmas ad! Here we have a man who goes through Groundhog Day until he gets it right when he and a cafe owner win the lottery. This man is a bit of a grumpy one.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩

France – Le Noël inoubliable de Bouygues Telecom (The unforgettable Christmas of Bouygues Telecom)
OMG! What’s with the father’s dancing?! LOL. But at least the father gets to have a new smartphone to at least video call. ^_^

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩

USA – Audi Presents: New Santa
And we end it here with a wanna get fit Santa. He wants an Audi. So he needs to get fit to get into one. Or look good in one, because I’m sure even a chubby person could drive the car.


Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐✩✩

I have one more international set of ads to go. See you back tomorrow!

The International Christmas Adverts 2018 – Part 1

Woohoo! Here we go again with the International Christmas Adverts! 
This year, I’m starting off with the USA and their Christmas ads. Looks like I’m able to view more of them on YouTube. Lots of sharing this year. The US have been hypnotised by the UK obsession of Christmas ads! In my case, it helps me to write some posts. Hahahah.
Apple – Share Your Gifts
I wish Apple could have shown us what this young lady was working on using her Apple laptop. I don’t see a sense of “sharing your gifts”, rather like !sharing your ideas”!


Imagination:           ⭐⭐✩✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐✩✩✩
My geeking rating: ⭐✩✩✩✩

Twitter – #NotARetailStore

It’s a cross between the British and Americans here. Who’s the real John Lewis?  Quite cute and funny. Peeps, make sure to check who you’re tweeting to before you tweet!

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

PayPal – Introducing Uncle Awesome

There’s always one or maybe two family members who never impresses at a family gathering. But this uncle and niece situation is quite common. Thankfully the uncle found a nice Christmas present for his niece using PayPal. 


Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Coca-Cola – #BeSanta
Okay, this one’s for Miss Rock. She loves Coca Cola. 
Do good deeds and drink Coca Cola at Christmas!

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐✩✩

The Stores and Other Christmas Adverts 2018

Happy Post Christmas! Continuation of Christmas ads! You might as well enjoy them until the new year starts.

Onto the super store’s Christmas ads of 2018. I’m just going to be one liner opinions rather than go into each one. Ratings below each ad.

Debenhams – do a bit of you-know-you-did-good
Too cheesy. The grins and big smiles looked quite unappealing to put it politely. Can’t say anymore.


Imagination:           ⭐⭐✩✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐✩✩✩✩

Argos – The Christmas Fool
We have a Gollum in the house of Argos who likes to ruin Christmas. Cute.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐✩✩✩

Boots – #GiftsThatGetThem
This is the emotional one for the Christmas ads of 2018. Thumbs up for Boots!

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

KFC
Had to include the KFC ad here! LOL! It’s chicken versus the turkey in the snow! Love it!

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heathrow – The Heathrow Bears Return
Typical ad. Bring back the family before Christmas. Well it’s lucky that Gatwick didnt make an ad. LOL!


Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐✩✩

Parcelforce Worldwide
Well, when did the Grandmother fly in from Florida? The parcel must have arrived just before she left… right?

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐✩✩✩

Burberry – Close Your Eyes and Think of Christmas
Dark, scary, looks too much in the past. Distasteful ad.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
My geeking rating: ⭐✩✩✩✩

Barbour
Always has to involve The Snowman. Boring.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐✩✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
My geeking rating: ⭐✩✩✩✩

TK Maxx – The Neverending Stocking
If only I could have Christmas presents everyday.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩

Favourite ad in this post: the Boots one. 😄

This year’s ads are mostly under 2-3 minutes long! Woohoo. No more long ads. Financial pressures are under way throughout the UK. I felt it this year, as I only received 4 Christmas cards. LOL.
Make sure to keep saving for 2019!

Lidl Christmas Adverts 2018

Merry Christmas Everyone! Trying to fight a cold. Fighting!

I’m not sure what’s happening this year. The Christmas adverts seem to be rolling with funny commentary. 

Lidl has hired someone to comment on all the typical British sarcastic comments about what Christmas does to people. LOL!

Here’s a series of ads from Lidls. 

I actually love all of these ads! They’re quite typically British. Hahahah.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Supermarket Christmas Adverts 2018

I’m too lazy to write single posts for every single Christmas advert made this year. Here’s a post of the usual supermarket ads I post about.

Tesco – #EveryonesWelcome

Hahahahah. Tesco are still using a family-orientated theme in their advert. It’s actually quite charming this year. A lot less controversial, a bit more positive compared to last year’s dialogues. Scene after scene, they just continue from one dialogue to the next. Pretty cool.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩

Sainsbury’s – The Big Night

Oh. I actually liked last year’s sing-along song. This year’s ad is a bit more dramatical with a young girl being a bit shy at the beginning in the school Christmas show. Then she suddenly bursts out with her vocals. It’s a lot less multicultural in this ad but very, very christmasy. A bit like an American movie.


Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐✩✩

Asda – Bring Christmas Home

There’s some familiarity with this ad. It reminds me of one of Argos’s adverts where they the yetis skate through snowy roads. This Asda ad is quite similar, but you have people running downhill and in the snow with skimpy dresses, snow wear or on a snow bike just trying to get to a litte girls home. Pretty cute but a little excessive. It must have been so cold for all of them making this ad! 

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩

Marks and Spencer – Must Haves

Hm, there’s no wow factor in this advert. Bring back the food ads. I keep saying that because I really like them! This is like an Alice in Wonderland kind of storyline. Holly Willoughby plugs in the Christmas lights and then she views a whole new world of people trying to get through Christmas parties, sleep and nights in with the friends. There’s even a fairy god mother scene! 

There are shorter ads of this combined, they elaborate more on each scene.


Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩

Aldi – Kevin the Carrot and the Wicked Parsnip
Kevin the Carrot is back but oh no! The French Wicked Parsnip has captured his family, so Kevin is off to the rescue to save his family.  He winds through the table of Christmas food, and eventually he’s able to safe his family and dump the Wicked Parsnip into a bowl of nuts. It all turns out to be a fairy tale. Pretty cute.

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Morrisons – Free From
I think Morrisons are trying to indicate that they cater for people who are intolerant to certain food products. It’s a bit… hmmm… How can I put it? Different. We see a young man trying to support his younger sister to do things by saying, “Go on”. But to me it doesn’t really relate to the free from products that Morrisons is trying to advertise here… Confused!

Imagination:           ⭐⭐✩✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐✩✩

Co-op – Christmas is better together

Slightly funny. Here we see three friends having a chat with each other about when they start feeling Christmasy, we have mince pies, cheese, cats and charades. I say no more!

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐✩✩
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐✩✩

Which one did I like the most amongst these? Drum roll!

Tesco was my fave ad in this post…

Lidl will be added into another post!

Waitrose & Partners Christmas Adverts 2018

Yahahahahaha.
Waitrose have released a series of Christmas adverts this year. It feels like mini adverts of allsorts is now a new thing amongst the supermarkets.
This year, Waitrose has made a real effort and changed their game. They are absolutely hilarious!
Each advert practically speeds up with whatver they’re doing to get to the food part of the celebrations.
Concert: A pianist and choir speed up their concert…

Fast Forward: The parents fast forward through John Lewis’s advert before they go and eat. 😂😂😂

Countdown: The Mayor of wherever skips the countdown and presses the button too early!

Charades: There’s supposed to be five words in this film… LOL!!

Funny, funny and just very funny!

Imagination:           ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Christmasy?:          ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My geeking rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

There’s two one more video to go, so I’ll edit this post in the next week or so!

Walk: A family go for a short walk and back again! LOL

Iceland Christmas Advert 2018 – Say Hello to Rang-tan

This is the much talked about Christmas advert of November 2018. Apparently this is a political issue about palm oil. Er. I think there’s been many news articles and advertising about reducing the use or irradicating of palm oil. So why can’t children these days learn early about the effects of using palm oil? OMG!
Iceland’s advert talks about an orangutan named Rang-tan who messes up a girl’s room. The girl asks Rang-tan why he’s making all this mess, and then we see the deforestation of the rainforest. Man is destroying nature for palm oil, and killing the orangutan’s home and the species as well. So sad.

There have been lots of “political” and troubling issues made in Christmas adverts. I don’t think this should have been banned from our TV sets! 
Teach the children of the future with what they need to do.

Imagination:        ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩
Christmasy?:       ⭐✩✩✩✩
My geeky rating: ⭐⭐⭐

John Lewis & Partners Christmas Advert 2018 – #EltonJohnLewis

Yay! My not-so-favourite time of the year has come. It’s that time of the year for those loathsome Christmas adverts.
Ok John Lewis. What have you got for us this year? I have nothing against Elton John (we share the same birthay!), the advert has one of The Beatles classic songs “Golden Slumbers” – I no doubt love this song as I’ve heard it so many times when MummyGeek listens to the radio… The advert tells the story of Elton John, his past and down to when he was a young boy when he received a piano as a Christmas present…

I loved the song and I liked the ending, but I think it doesn’t top the Christmas adverts of adverts past. 😑

This year I’m giving ratings:

Imagination:           ⭐⭐☆☆☆
Is it Christmasy?:   ⭐☆☆☆☆
My geeky rating:    ⭐⭐☆☆☆

It’ a 2-star rated Christmas ad!