Wednesday, 25 December 2013

International Christmas Adverts 2013

It's Christmas Day... Happy Christmas to my blogging friends, friends, readers and the rest of the world who stumble across my blog!!

I was going to start this early (research early) but I just never got the time, and so now is the time to do the research, and quickly write about each international advert I find on YouTube this year... ^_^

So as the same as last year I'm going to go through YouTube with the word "Christmas" in lots of different languages, and then hopefully be able to post it on here...

USA - Apple
Let's start off with the USA!! This is an Apple ad... I am beginning to warm up to Apple now (since I want an iPad Mini in the nearest future). I actually had a tear in my eye after watching this... A teenager who looks like he is acting rebellious, but actually taking videos of his family. He then joins all the videos on his iPhone and displays it on a big TV screen with the family gathered around...Oh my... Heartwarming video...!! Thumbs up for a lovely Christmas ad!!

USA - Kmart - Show Your Joe
This is a very naughty advert from Kmart. It's been very popular around the world. Lots of jingles there ¬,¬ which I think half the population of the world will like. 

Canada - Westjet Christmas Miracle: Real time giving
This one has been a very popular advert worldwide. Westjet, which is a low-cost airline in Canada. It's really quite touching, as each person who was on the exact same flight were asked what gift they wanted for Christmas. Then the Westjet crew were set to find the gifts whilst the passengers were on their flight... The gifts were wrapped and waiting at the other end of the passengers journey... Go Westjet!!

South Africa - Cape Union Mart
I believe this is the first time I've ever found a South African TV advert! It took me a couple of moments and re-watching to realise that the beginning of the video started in 1983. I was wondering why the mother was looking old-fashioned! Jump into 2013, and kid has grown up, has money and wants to shop in Cape Union Mart where you can get a lot of deals! It's an ok advert... not the best I have seen so far...

Spain - "Put your dreams to play"
Oh, the Spanish are fun!! It doesn't snow there but they still celebrate Christmas! This is a very nice advert, it makes you want to sing along (I'm listening to it again as I write this). There is a singer from everyone... ^_^ And then at the end one of the caged wired balls rolls and rolls, and I realise it's about the Spanish Lottery!! LOL!! I can't read Spanish, but now I know Lotrias means lottery. XD

Hong Kong - Ocean Park
There's quite a few Hong Kong ads on YouTube, but this one seems to be the most popular one, and the cutest of them all. I went to Ocean Park when I was 18 years old and have never been back, although I have wanted to... Didn't get a chance this year... Maybe next time... This one is about some special offer they're promoting... I just like the fish when they become grumpy at the end of the ad... Hahahah.

Denmark - Sorø Reklame
I still don't understand Danish humour. I think I'm too ignorant to understand it as Mr EvilMonkey would say to me. This one is an animated advert. Don't know what it's about. It just pops out with some signs at the end... ¬,¬"

Estonia - Jõuludeks uus pill nulliga! ("Christmas new pill to zero!")
LOL. The Estonians have a sense of humour that I do understand!! I had no idea what this advert was about at first... Just an old guy playing the tuba with a young Estonian band... And then the advert ends with offers on mobile phones!! OMG!! ^_^

Philippines - Jolibee
It's been a tragic year for the Philippines, so here's a nice Christmas advert. A young father travels home for Christmas, he rides in a taxi and the driver talks about his son who is in London (I assume from the photograph). The passenger feels he should do something for this driver and so invites him to eat with them at Jolibee, which is a fast food chain in the Philippines... Sweet.

France - Dior
Well, this year it seems to be hard to find a funny French Christmas advert, so here's one from Dior. A nice pretty one with animation and perfume of course... nothing much to say about this one...

Greece - COSMOTE 
I swear it doesn't snow in Greece. I'm sure my Greek friends would say the same. Cosmote are back with a new advert. This time a young Greek fellow is off to a Christmas party. He starts using his phone like a remote control to get couples together (or I think is messaging people to do things)... A little corny Greek mobile advert really. Heheheh.

Italy - Pupa Makeup - Princess Collection Trailer
Awwww. Isn't this one cute!! This fat cat is being all vein dressing up and looking at the makeup in the dressing room, but not sure if a cat should wear the make up... It's a cutesy advert. Wonder what the full ad looks like.

Japan - Google モバイル:さがそう。「食べる Xmas ツリー」(Google Mobile - Christmas Eating) & Google モバイル:さがそう。「雪」 (Google Mobile - Snow)
Another hard to find Christmas advert from the Japanese!! This one is where a couple of friends, one black guy (sorry don't know his name...) and one Japanese guy use a Google Mobile to order food or look for ideas for Christmas food for their Christmas party. Not a bad advert and I'm quite amazed that the Japanese would use a foreigner in their advert. It's like uniting the world with Google and the use of Google Voice!! :D

This second ad features the two same guys dressed up as Santa. The children want snow for Christmas! So the Santas use their Google Voice app to see if it will snow that day / week... Unfortunately it's going to be sunny... So next they order food instead, and the children love it!! Oishii!


Korea - Baskin Robbins "맛있게! 사이좋게! 귀엽게!" (Enjoy! Peacefully! Cute!)
Ah, Baskin Robbins are back with another advert!! Yay!! This time it's with three big guys, 2 Koreans (Kim Junhyeon & Ko Changseok) and 1 New Zealander (Sam Hammington)... All three of them are comedians. They perform a short dance and a short comical clip... and I also have to mention the delicious ice cream cake they display during the advert!! I want a bit of that too!!! ^_^

Korea -  파리바게뜨 크리스마스케이크 광고 내 마음에 날개를 달아  (Paris Baguette - Cake ad - Wings To My Heart)
It's all about food in the Asian world... Here's another advert from Korea featuring Paris Baguette which is a Korean bakery. The song is in French, and it features a lot of cake between a family... I want cake now...

Brazil - Natal Pão De Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain)
A Brazilian advert!! This one is from Pão De Açúcar a Brazilian supermarket. It's a cutesy ad with lots of animation, food, family loving and sharing... Not bad. I like this ad!

Slovenia - Westgate Shopping
It's almost Christmas in Slovenia, and I have a feeling Santa doesn't want to wake up! Mrs Santa is trying to get Santa to wake up to buy the gifts, ready for delivery... so why not shop at Westgate where you can find everything... Another typical Santa ad...

Sweden - The Dinner Party - The Good Guys Christmas - Unicef Sweden
Here's an advert from Unicef Sweden. I think they have guts to pull this one off with Jesus (who sounds American), Mother Teresa and Ghandi, plus a nobody! Don't forget Unicef is a children's charity, but featuring these three doesn't mean they are going to help the children of the future... Or can they? It's a nice effort for Christmas...

Sweden / Other parts of Europe - Tele2 
But this advert either from Sweden or another part of Europe is worthwhile! It features a sheep singing during a Christmas Carol service... Tele2 is a Swedish telecoms company... What else can I say about it? It's funny in a way that makes you wonder what type of advert is this!!??!!

That's the end of the International Christmas Adverts of 2013. There are many ads on YouTube, I would have liked to have featured a lot, but those videos are set to not appear on other websites. I'm sure you can find a lot too... I just don't have the time to find more! BUT I'll be looking out for the International IKEA Christmas ads so watch out for the next post!! ^_^

Just to let you know my favourite advert is the Spanish Lottery one!! I love the singing!!

Hope all of you have a great Christmas... !!!!

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