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The Best Christmas Commericals

Updated November 27, 2018 13.2k votes 1.9k voters 37.0k views14 items

List RulesCommercials can be about anything, but must be Christmas-themed or set around the time of Christmas

The best Christmas commercials include animated classics and several vintage spots that may still be aired today. The ads on this list are those most of us know well and love. Many of the retro Christmas ads feature encounters with Santa Claus, not surprisingly. Some are adorable, others are straight up tearjerkers, but all of the holiday commercials listed here are memorable in some way. Which nostalgic Christmas commercials do you think are the best? Vote for your favorites, and of course, vote down any ads that you don't like.

Christmas is a big time for advertisers. Whether it's ads for Christmas candy or one of those famous Hallmark ads, TV viewers are subjected to countless holiday commercials each season. Some of the commercials have a Christmas theme, but they can also be more general, so they can air throughout the winter. One good example of this is the Campbell's melting snowman ad: Yes, it includes a variation of the holiday carol "Let it Snow," but it never actually says anything about Christmas. Smart move, because the ad can air for several months beyond the holidays. Others include memorable Hallmark Christmas commercials and many more seasonal ads.

What are the best Christmas commercials of all time? Take a look at these famous ads and see what are some memorable Christmas commercials.

The best Christmas commercials, quite honestly, can rank right up there with awesome Christmas TV specials in terms of holiday nostalgia. They tug at our heartstrings, make us laugh and make us hungry. Enjoy, and have a happy holiday!
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    Hershey's Kisses Christmas Commercial

    Video: YouTube
    Little bits of chocolate playing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" - simple, effective, and festive.
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    M&M's Meet Santa Claus

    Video: YouTube

    Yellow M&M: "So, you think Santa will like these red and green M&Ms?"
    Red M&M: "I don't know, I never met the guy." (Santa is behind them, leaving presents)
    Red M&M: "Wahh ha! He does exist!"
    Santa: "They do exist..." (Santa promptly faints)
    Yellow M&M: "Uhhh, Santa?"

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    Campbell's Melting Snowman

    Video: YouTube

    "Nothing melts away the cold like a delicious bowl of Campbell's soup."

    Campbell's melting snowman commercial has real staying power. This clip, which features a snowman coming in from the cold to warm up with a hot bowl of Campbell's chicken noodle soup (not to spoil this one but the snowman is really a little boy) first aired in 90s, and it's still popular today.
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    Coca Cola Christmas Commercial: Polar Bears and Penguins

    Video: YouTube
    This brilliantly beautiful 2008 Coca Cola Christmas polar bears commercial is adorable. Because it's Christmas, and polar bears and penguins should share Coca Cola and party together during the holidays. Would this cute Christmas gathering ever really happen? No. Why? Because polar bears live in the North Pole and penguins live in the South Pole. Still, nice idea.
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