Here Come The Girls… Boots NEW Christmas ad airs tonight!

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 3 - 2011

The U.S. have always been big on their Christmas ad extravaganzas but historically, in the UK… the only way we could tell that it was Christmas in ad-land was when we heard the opening words…  “It’s a magical place, we’re on our way there…” Extra points if you can guess the ad.

Today, things have changed and some of my favourite ads of recent years have been the Christmas specials from companies including John Lewis, M&S, Sainsburys (maybe not Iceland though eh?)

Some of the cutest in recent years have come from Boots and this year’s is no exception.  I was treated to a sneak preview on Tuesday night and it gave me that teeny little thrill down the back of the neck that reminds you CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!

You can experience the same thrill TONIGHT when The Girls go undercover in an attempt to put Christmas on the map in a big way.  The brand new Boots Christmas 2011 ad will be debuting at 8.15pm with a sixty second slot on ITV and Channel 4 during Emmerdale and Beeny’s Restoration Nightmares.  My Dad fancies Beeny.  Sorry, not relevant.

Anyway, my lips have been sealed shut and I’m not allowed to reveal more about the ad but it is a Christmas cutie… don’t tell anyone I’ve shown you the still, I may have to kill you.  Or The Girls may have to kill me, either way, it wouldn’t be very Christmas-sy.

In the spirit of all things horribly commercial (geddit?), what are your favourite Christmas Ads?

 


22 Responses to “Here Come The Girls… Boots NEW Christmas ad airs tonight!”

  1. Robyn says:

    Ah, the Coke advert is always my favourite. I have to say… someone will probably punch me… that I hate the Boots adverts! The one where she’s going through her friends cupboards makes me want to stab her with a fork.

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  2. “It’s called… TOYS ‘R’ US!” Wait – that is the right answer, isn’t it? Those ads were hugely misleading, I was under the impression that you could play with all the stuff at Toys R Us, so when I finally got there for the first time (aged 24) I thought I could just grab a scooter and whiz up and down the aisles. And I couldn’t. Liars. I’m with Robyn, Coke adverts = magical, Boots adverts = kind of annoying. Sorry! x

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  3. Beth says:

    Being scottish have to say i love the irn bru christmas snowman advert “he nicked my irn bru and let go of many hand” legend.

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  4. Jude Dunn says:

    Whatever happened to the GAP Christmas adverts? I used to love those :) Jude xx @jadlgw

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  5. Liz Dean says:

    It isn’t truly christmas for me, until I see the Coca Cola ad, but I don’t watch alot of advertising TV, so I’m lucky if I see it at all.

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  6. Tali says:

    I love boots adverts and last years littlewoods direct ad was fabulous!!! I do miss the old gap adverts.. remember mellow yellow?! (sorry if this comment posts 2x there was some weird re-direction going on when I submitted the last comment)

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  7. Phoebe says:

    Do you know they’ve changed the Toys R Us advert?! There’s no singing Geoffry any more! To me, you know it’s Christmas when the Coca Cola ‘Holidays are coming’ ad is on. Hoping they don’t air it any earlier than December!

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  8. Leah says:

    The Coca Cola ad, even though it rots your teefs and your guts. Total sucker for Christmas schmaltz, here!

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  9. lou says:

    I do like the Boots xmas ads but my favourite is the Coke one x

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  10. GretalRabbit says:

    I love all the christmas ads, the boots and m&s ones are always great :) But it’s not really Christmas season until you’ve seen the coca cola advert!
    xGretalRabbitx

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  11. Lilmiznutcase says:

    Ah the coke ad makes my Christmas even though I never drink the stuff. Also love the girls getting ready for the office party in the Boots ads even though I have no office party to go to this year :( . Maybe I should round up some of my fellow dole seekers at the Jobcentre and run down the street in out heels!

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  12. Fallon says:

    It definitely has to be Boots and M&S! I loved the M&S “dancing” one last year, definitely my favourite!

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  13. Silber says:

    Hey – I have a question – hope it’s ok to ask here.
    I live in a non-Boots land…and the last two times
    I’ve been in the UK I’ve tried to find Lanolips in Boots
    and have been told it is only sold online. Is this true?
    Thanks!!

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    • Hi Silber,

      It is available in Boots, but only in the larger stores. If there’s a specific part of the UK you visit, let me know where and I’ll see if I can find the nearest Boots store that stocks the brand for you x

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      • Silber says:

        Ah, thanks. I’ll actually be in London Mon & Tues.
        Though the last Boots I checked was Oxford Circus;
        you’d think they’d have it but they didn’t (at least in
        January). Still, it’ s always worth it to go in Boots
        anyway!

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        • Silber says:

          Sigh. 6 Boots and a plane flight back to the Continent later, I’m still no richer for Lanolips.

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  14. kelly says:

    I think this ad is pretty funny. But although Christmas features heavily, its not christmassy enough for me! I do love the M&S ads usually but am disgusted at Toys ‘R’ Us for changing the song, now my 5 year old won’t experience the joy I felt at hearing that come December!

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  15. kelly says:

    ok, just seen the new M&S ad and am again, horrified! Not all of us watch the X Factor, STOP INFECTING MY TV!

    Have yet to see an ad that makes me feel festive :(

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  16. Onyx says:

    I know this is totally unrelated and I do apologise, but does anyone know where I can get the yellow and black dress in this advert.

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