Friday, November 14, 2014

Not Your Typical Christmas Ad


It's popping up all over the web, but if you haven't already seen it, here is the Christmas advertisement from the British supermarket chain Sainsbury's. While I don't generally get sappy over advertising, this one struck a nerve. For those unfamiliar with the background, it's based on the very real Christmas truce of 1914 during World War I. Read about it here.

6 comments:

Unknown said...

Wow. Simply wow.

The Archer of the Forest said...

That was a spectacular movie.

Conchúr said...

An appallingly cynical marketing ploy and a new low.

Fr. Theodore Phillips said...

My eyes are so wet I can hardly see. God bless Sainsbury's for a truly remarkable advertising accomplishment. So appropriate for the centenary.

Conchúr said...

An appallingly cynical marketing ploy and a new low.

Filipino Melkite said...

Basically a rehash of Paul McCartney's "Pipes of Peace" video from thirty years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7ErrZ-ipoE