On the Tenth Day of Christmas: 10+ Beautifully Made Commercials To Indulge Your Sentimental Side

My Christmas daybook for these 12 days of celebrating. We'll be spending Christmastide with some favorite short films and video clips. Join me, won't you? 

For an introduction read this post: Christmastide. You can see previous Christmas Daybook 2018 posts here.

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I basically refuse to watch Christmas commercials until after the gifts have all been purchased and given. I’m too susceptible to the manipulation! So, today I’m sitting back and letting my sentimental side fly free. Want to join in?

p.s., Are British Christmas adverts far and away better than anyone else’s? Or is it just me? Whatever this John Lewis company is selling, I’ll buy all of it! I’ve added a couple more runners-up toward the bottom of the list. The Heathrow Airport bears get me.

p.s. #2: Don’t miss the bonus “making of” for behind the scenes of an animated commercial - it’s almost as good as the actual thing!

p.s. #3, If the first nine selections weren’t enough, you can power through the ten more clips in the last link. Good luck.


  1. John Lewis - Buster the Boxer, Blink

  2. John Lewis - The Long Wait, Blink

  3. John Lewis - The Journey, Blink

  4. John Lewis - Monty’s Christmas, Blink

  5. John Lewis - The Bear & The Hare and The Making of ‘The Bear & The Hare’, Blink

  6. Heathrow Airport - Coming Home for Christmas, Outsider

  7. Heathrow Airport - Home For Christmas, Outsider

  8. Erste Christmas Ad 2018: What Would Christmas Be Without Love?

  9. Lily and the Snowman, Cineplex

  10. Top 10 Touching Christmas Commercials, Jake’s Top 10


Read: Psalm 136; Genesis 28:10-22; Hebrews 11:13-22; John 10:7-17

Pray that “hopes and fears of all the years” for each one who celebrates Christmas would meet the One who gives above and beyond our every imagination.

The great majority of people will go on observing forms that cannot be explained; they will keep Christmas Day with Christmas gifts and Christmas benedictions; they will continue to do it; and some day suddenly wake up and discover why.
— "Christmas Day" by G.K. Chesterton, Generally Speaking


Stay firmly rooted in the Incarnation story

[from my 2013 post: “12 Ways to Savor the 12 Days of Christmas”]

“Keep reading after the manger, celebrate the magi's arrival, pray the words of Simeon and Anna in the temple. Notice the characters, ask the Father of Jesus to make you worshipers like the very first who bowed in adoration to His son.”

(See all Christmas Daybook posts from 2017 here.)