Wednesday April 8, 2020

Drop tears from Christmas ads

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and cheer, but in recent years the trend for festive ads has been to pull on our heart strings

13th November, 2018
A John Lewis store displays its 2015 Man in the Moon ad. Pic: Getty

Christmas is just 41 sleeps away, stores have started putting up their decorations and tins of Roses and Quality Street are lining the aisles of retailers. It is inevitable. Brace yourselves. The wave of festive marketing is about to hit us.

Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas - but I am sick of having my emotions played by ads. Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and cheer, but in recent years the...

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