• Ads from Italy, England, New Zealand and Belgium are among the Christmas offerings. (YouTube)Source: YouTube
Full of magic, sentimentality and lots of Christmas cheer, these ads are sure to get you in the festive spirit.
By
Alyssa Braithwaite

7 Dec 2016 - 2:21 PM  UPDATED 7 Dec 2016 - 2:21 PM

 

Poland

This ad by Allegro, the Polish online auction site, has been viewed almost 3 million times, and is sure to tug at your heart strings.

New Zealand

New Zealand Airlines has a history of creating great ads, and this one, starring Ronan Keating and child actor Julian Dennison, offers a great Southern Hemisphere Christmas alternative with Summer Wonderland

Belgium

Ikea's #OperationTreenapping presents a nice message about togetherness, with typical Ikea quirkiness.

Italy

Things get very 'girl power' in this Lidl ad which claims that while Santa gets all the glory, Christmas would suck without women.

Portugal

Christiano Ronaldo stars in this bizarre ad for telecommunications company MEO, in which the football plays Macauley Culkin's role in Home Alone.

France

A stylish and magical offering from L'Odyssée de Cartier - but of course!

 

Ireland

Ballymena has produced a sweet love story about a couple of teddy bears.

Switzerland

Migros supermarket caught shoppers unawares with the sweetest choir in the world.

Germany

Supermarket chain Edeka remind viewers about what's important at the time of year when everyone is busy.

Australia

An American family are shown that nothing beats the perfect Aussie Christmas in this ad by Aldi.

Myer brings us a story about four Christmas ornaments embark on the journey of a lifetime to save Santa's star.

Cate Blanchett asks the question "How do you Christmas?", for David Jones.

USA

An unexpected holiday visitor finally receives the warm welcome he's always yearned for, with a bit of help from an Apple product.

In Target's ad, the toys are helping to prepare for the holiday spectacular, The Toycracker.

 

Two old friends, an Imam and a Priest, meet up and discover they share a problem, in this lovely story by Amazon Prime.

Macy's gets sentimental with this celebration of #OldFriends.

Coach introduce #RexyTheCoachDino, who is bringing some wild times to Christmas.

United Kingdom

England go all out on their Christmas ads, and one of the most anticipated is the yearly offering from department store John Lewis. Usually a tear-jerker, this one brings the smiles.

Coming home for Christmas is the theme of this cute ad by Heathrow Airport. 

H&M have gone all out with this film starring Adrian Brody and directed by Wes Anderson. 

Burberry's Christmas production is more like a film than an advertisement. Directed by Academy Award-winner Asif Kapadia and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Dominic West and Lily James, it tells the tale of the brand's Thomas Burberry, reimagining key events that have shaped Burberry’s history.

Nothing says Christmas like mince pies and robin redbreasts, in this nature-filled adventure by Waitrose supermarket.

Kelvin the Carrot stars in Aldi's Christmas tale, about dreams coming true.

Sainsbury's animated Christmas musical features vocals by JAmes Corden and a heart-warming message.

Santa Forgot is a poignant tale by Alzheimer's Research UK, and is narrated by Stephen Fry.

Boots pays tribute to the half a million UK women who work every year on Christmas Day, including paramedics, firefighters, volunteers, nurses and carers. 

Ewan McGregor, Billie Piper and Jennifer Saunders give voice to some of the gifts on Debenham's Christmas list this year.

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