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    (Original post by 0lut0)
    'ostentatious' lol i'm adding that to my dictionary of words.
    It's a pretentious word for pretentious!
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    It's an advert, that's all. Not really that newsworthy in my opinion. Or are we turning into Americans, where the Superbowl adverts are more important than the game itself.
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    M&S - White woman/black man

    John Lewis - White woman/black man

    Debenhams - White woman/black man

    Hmm, I'm sensing some kind of pattern in these adverts, but just can't place my finger upon it......
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    (Original post by fallen_acorns)
    not great.

    Has the same problem as the one 2 years back.. (man on the moon one) which is that its not a Christmas story.

    Its a story about a boy with a monster... that just happens to end at Christmas.

    The problem with that is then your watching the first 25 minutes of the advert and not feeling christmassy at all.

    Last years one was much better - the whole story was about a dad wanting to make his daughter happy on christmas, with humour from the animals.. christmas from start to finish. The pengiun one from a few years ago got away with it a bit better because penguins+snow feel a bit christmassy even before the advert moves on to christmas day.

    off the top of my head my favourites are:

    The robin coming home one - Mrs claus from last year - the penguin/boy - animal trampolines - world war 2 football
    I think the world war 2 football one was Sainsbury’s (if someone hasn’t commented this already) but I too love that ad!
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    (Original post by Hirsty97)
    It's a pretentious word for pretentious!
    Doesn’t it mean showy?
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    (Original post by zq01)
    Doesn’t it mean showy?
    Yes. They are all synonyms with some nuances of context
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    (Original post by Wōden)
    M&S - White woman/black man

    John Lewis - White woman/black man

    Debenhams - White woman/black man

    Hmm, I'm sensing some kind of pattern in these adverts, but just can't place my finger upon it......
    They're all targeting the middle class mixed race demographic?

    I can see where you're taking this, but, before you do, let me just say that the Tesco add with the multiple monoethnic families felt a lot more genuine and representative of my own experience in this country.
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    I personally hated it this year. I feel like they're getting worse & worse lol
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    (Original post by Hirsty97)

    Edit: okay I watched it (out of curiosity). The kid was a good actor. I don't care about black people being featured in media, but the cliche black male white female couple has become passè and reeks of a desperate attempt to appear diverse for the sake of it.

    Yeah it's cringey but it means social liberalism is baked into capitalism so it means the racists are consigned to the dustbin of history :five:
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    Tfw I've never been to john lewis :/
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Yeah it's cringey but it means social liberalism is baked into capitalism so it means the racists are consigned to the dustbin of history :five:
    Where are my Inuit/Polynesian couples?!
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    (Original post by Hirsty97)
    Where are my Inuit/Polynesian couples?!
    The Inuits survived colonial racism largely in tact?
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    Interesting to see the right wingers moaning about a random black kid on twitter and the daily mail, never fail to make me laugh
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    I thought it was good but didn't get me excited about Christmas. I understand it was the end present that made the difference but watching him being tired and having fun playing with a monster all night didn't really excite me.

    I absolutely loved the Snowman (2012)/Bear and Hare adverts (2013) but the past few years haven't been as good IMO.

    I prefer the M&S Paddington Bear one I think.
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    (Original post by Hirsty97)
    I hate John Lewis adverts they are so ostentatious. I don't care.

    Edit: okay I watched it (out of curiosity). The kid was a good actor. I don't care about black people being featured in media, but the cliche black male white female couple has become passè and reeks of a desperate attempt to appear diverse for the sake of it.

    John Lewis sucks anyway. All my favourite clothes, cosmetics and fragrances come from Harvey Nichols.
    Or maybe because interracial couples are actually common these days?

    You assuming there's a diversity agenda is like me assuming you're just mad that black men are taking "your women" (the typical right wing mindset) but hey what do I know
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    (Original post by offsetWHOOP)
    Or maybe because interracial couples are actually common these days?

    You assuming there's a diversity agenda is like me assuming you're just mad that black men are taking "your women" (the typical right wing mindset) but hey what do I know
    You are so unbelievably lame
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    pretentious upper class snobs talking to each other in Latin
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    (Original post by 0lut0)
    'ostentatious' lol i'm adding that to my dictionary of words.
    same lol, had to google that one
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    I'm personally looking forward to Sainsbury's advert. They haven't disappointed for the past three years.
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    M8 dis advert is s***
 
 
 
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