Watch all the Christmas 2021 adverts released so far - including John Lewis, M&S and Lidl

By Rebecca Carey

SEO Journalist

Watch all the Christmas 2021 adverts released so far - including John Lewis, M&S and Lidl

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The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun and that means festive advert season has started too.

Whether you're already blasting Mariah Carey on full volume or you need a little more festive persuasion this year, these Christmas adverts will get you in the mood.

From the delightfully heartwarming and charming to the hilarious and downright bizarre, we have the rundown of them all.

Here are the Christmas 2021 adverts that have been released so far.

Lidl 2021 Christmas advert

Lidl's Christmas advert this year has been described as a glimpse into what the festive season might look like in the future.

The advert begins in the present day as families sit down for a traditional Christmas roast which naturally features some of the supermarket's festive products. 

The scene flashes forward to the same table but decades into the future.

While we might have lasers to carve the turkey in the future, one thing hasn't changed - the futuristic family are still enjoying the festive food and are sitting around the table together.

Asda 2021 Christmas advert

See Asda like you've never seen it before with this inventive (and festive) reimagining of the ice dancing classic the Bolero.

'Asda on Ice' swaps Torvill and Dean for a family gliding through a series of magical Christmas moments right up to the big day itself.

The 60-second advert follows the family through all their major Christmas events from the school Christmas play to the office Christmas party - in other words, all the little moments that make up Christmas.

The advert highlights Asda’s Christmas range for 2021 and will be broadcast alongside four 30-second ads showcasing their festive products.

Smyths Toys 2021 Christmas advert

Smyths Toys has unveiled its Christmas advert for this year, titled 'If I were a toy'.

The two-minute advert follows a little boy called Oscar who turns his toys into life-sized friends as he flies over the city park.

As Oscar flies, see your children's favourite toys come to life as he lights up a magical Christmas tree at Smyths Toys Superstores which of course, has Pikachu on top. 

The festive clip goes alongside its winter catalogue which the retailer released earlier this year.

TK Maxx 2021 Christmas advert

The retailer, TK Maxx has revealed its joyful take on the classic Christmas ad. 

Titled "Walks This Way", the shop's advert features a special version of legendary rock band, Aerosmith's hit song.

TK Maxx has said that since Christmas 2020 was so different for us, it is encouraging its customers to take "Christmas to the Maxx" this year.

The retailer said: "This festive campaign aims to capture the spirit of making this Christmas feel extra special, whatever that may mean for each of us. 

"The idea at the heart of the work is that a truly thoughtful gift can unleash real joy for the recipient, their family and friends. "

 

John Lewis 2021 Christmas advert

 

John Lewis has held the crown for Christmas adverts for several years now. 

The retailer has become famous for its Christmas ads pulling on the heartstrings of the nation - and it seems this year's "Unexpected Guest" is so exception.

The 2021 advert follows the friendship of a young boy and an alien as he introduces her to the delights of Christmas. 

Sports Direct 2021 Christmas advert

 

Sports Direct unveiled its festive campaign with a few familiar faces.

The star-studded advert included stars from across the sporting world such as the US Open winner Emma Raducanu, footballer Jack Grealish and Olympian Jessica Ennis.

You might even spot a few other big sporting names too.

 

M&S 2021 Christmas advert

 

Marks & Spencer gave us the Christmas advert that we didn't know we needed. 

Marvel actor Tom Holland joined ranks with Vicar of Dibley actress Dawn French.

The retailer has said it wants to make Christmas 2021 “its biggest ever” as it launches two marketing campaigns. 

And bringing the children's favourite Percy Pig to life through the voice of Tom Holland is definitely the way to go about it.

 

Very 2021 Christmas advert

 

Very was the first company to announce their festive campaign this year. 

The retailer dropped its advert on October 1 following a rise of Christmas searches on its website weeks before the same period last year.

The advert was dedicated to Christmas fanatics who were ready to swap out their Halloween costumes for Santa hats before the spooky season even ended.

Very's thirty-second ad follows a bewildered group of trick-or-treaters who arrive at a house that is fully trimmed in Christmas lights and festive garden decorations. 

The advert's song has an entertaining twist too with a switch up to the lyrics of the classic song: "Holly Jolly Christmas".