All the festive TV films released so far including M&S, Waitrose and Asda | The Sun

CHRISTMAS is fast approaching and festive Christmas adverts have started making their way to our TV screens. 

More than half a dozen Christmas adverts have already been released with tons of retailers hinting more are to come. 

M&S took things in a different direction this year with their ad starring Hannah Waddingham & Sophie Ellis Bextor, offering a different take on festive celebrations. 

We had Dawn French return as her role of the Christmas fair in the M&S Christmas food advert but A-list stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney also appeared as cheeky mittons.

Lidl chose to use its Christmas advert to highlight a good cause this season launching it with a Toy collection campaign and fans say they much prefer it to the M&S Christmas Ad.

Boots says it will donate 100,000 hygiene products to its Christmas charity partner, The Hygiene Bank. Its Christmas ad features the heartwarming story of a young girl's journey to the North Pole.

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The Waitrose Christmas ad this year stars talk show host Graham Norton in a series of Christmas moments that viewers will be able to relate to.

Asda has hinted its Christmas advert will feature global superstar Michael Bublé The star briefly breaks into the classic It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in the teaser video Asda released this week.

But that's not all we've summarised all the Christmas adverts so far from, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Shelter.

So grab a festive drink while you enjoy our Christmas ad wrap-up.

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Shelter's Christmas advert revealed the stark realities faced by children in England right nowCredit: Shelter

Shelter released a heart-wrenching Christmas advert this year revealing the stark realities faced by children in England right now.

The 90-second film, entitled 'Good As Gold' follows Maddy, played by eight-year-old Tilly Walker.

The film is set to the iconic 1986 Higher Love soundtrack by Steve Winwood.

At first, we see Maddy being as "good as gold" in the hope of being rewarded with the one thing she wants the most for Christmas – a home.

But the end is far from merry as it's revealed that Maddy is left living a nightmare stuck in temporary accommodation.

You'll find the full ad here.


On a happier note, the new Waitrose Christmas advert stars British chat show host Graham Norton.

The 90-second advert is a celebration of the "Good Stuff" highlighting the festive food and drink Waitrose has on offer this year.

A series of mishaps occur at a Christmas party throughout the clip but no one notices because the food is just that good.

The soundtrack for the advert is the party anthem Just Can’t Get Enough from Depeche Mode while Graham Norton covers the voiceover.

You can watch the full ad here.


The Sainbury's Christmas ad focuses on the topic of one very important question about Santa.

A sweet-looking young girl hops up to the tannoy to ask Sainsurys her question.

As soon as she mentions Santa, shoppers are left stunned, worrying that she will ask if Santa exists.

Thankfully the little girl wants to know what Santa has for his Christmas dinner and a flurry of Sainsbury’s colleagues are more than happy to recommend what they have in stores.

Check out watch the full ad here.


The soundtrack is the star of the show in the Morrisons Christmas ad.

Families are seen preparing food for Christmas Day, supported and serenaded by their favourite oven gloves.

Viewers see a range of oven gloves mouthing the words to a rendition of American rock band Starship’s classic power ballad Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now.

The advert airs on Monday, November 6 during ITV's Coronation Street if you want to have a watch.

You can watch the full ad here.


M&S's Christmas advert stars Ted Lasso actress Hannah Waddingham among other famous faces including Fresh Meat's Zawe Ashton, and Murder on the Dancefloor singer Sophie Ellis Bextor.

The campaign, titled "Love Thismas, Not Thatmas", showcases what M&S calls the "honest truth" about Christmas.

In the ad we see the stars across four different homes facing the prospect of completing various Christmas traditions like prepping decorations.

In the end, the stars decided not to go ahead with activities they were not interested in. We even see Sophie Ellis Bextor take a blowtorch to a pile of Christmas cards after creating a festive gingerbread house.

You'll find the full ad here.

The M&S food advert stars Dawn French again this year and she is joined by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney voicing the characters of "Left" and "Right" Mittons.

The Mittons detail a story of how they ended up abandoned in the snow after their owner lost them.

In a bid to cheer the pair up Fairy whisks them away to "sprinkle them with M&S magic".

You can watch the full ad here.


The Boots "Thank you, Santa" Christmas ad chronicles a girl and mother's quest to get a gift to the pot-bellied figure.

Armed with a Boots shopping bag, the pair cross land, sea and air, and are helped along the way by many kind strangers who are offered gifts as thanks.

The pair reach their intended destination, finding Santa's very own chimney to drop a present down, but it's not the kind of gift you'd except – a pair of travel flight socks.

Check out the full ad here.


We're still waiting full the full release of the Asda 2023 Christmas ad. But the supermarket has hinted that it will star singer Michael Bublé.

The star briefly breaks into the classic It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in the 60-second teaser already released after Asda workers hear a strange gurgling noise while sitting in a staff room.


Aldi has teased its ‘bonkers’ Willy Wonka-style Christmas advert but there's no sign yet of fan favourite Kevin the Carrot.

In the Willy Wonka-themed trailer, we're introduced to new characters, who shoppers have dubbed the "Plumpa Loompas".

The lyrics to their song "Have we got a Christmas cracker for you?" appear on the screen, with the cute fruits guiding you through the words so you can sing along.

Shoppers will have to wait till late this month to see if Kevin who has starred in the discounter's Christmas campaign for the past six years, will make an appearance.


Debenhams have also unexpectedly released their Christmas advert which stars celebs like Lisa Snowdon and Alison Hammond.

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