Credits: Agency: The&Partnership Chief Creative Officer: Micky Tudor ECD: Toby Allen Creative Directors: Chris Clarke, Matthew Moreland Production Company: MJZ Director: Gary Freedman DOP: Stéphane Fontaine
Credits: Agency: adam&eveDDB CCO: Richard Brim Creatives: Edward Usher, Xander Hart, Richard McGrann, Andy Clough Creative Directors: Matt Gay, Feargal Ballance Design: King Henry Designer: Dave Robinson Head of Motion Graphics: Ed Christie Motion Designer: Curtis Reeves Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks UK DOP: Daniel Landin Production Designer: Jon Henson VFX: nineteentwenty
Credits: Creative Agency: Bartle Bogle Hegarty London Lead Creative Team: Marc Rayson, Callum Prior BBH Dublin Xreatives: Sam Caren, Aubrey O’Connell Creative Directors: Christine Turner, Kevin Masters Studio Leads: Andy Cooke, Anthony Jones, Rob Wilson Creative Producer: Julian Cave Global Chief Creative Officer: Alex Grieve Production Company: MJZ Director: Fredrik Bond
Credits: Creative Agency: Accenture Song Creative Lead: Victoria Foster Design Lead: Michael Hirst Chief Creative Officer: Nik Studzinski Creative Directors: Luke Ramm, Joe Holt, Robert Amstell, Matthew Lancod Production Company: Hungry Man Director: David Kerr DoP: Simon Chaudoir AD: Phil Booth Production Designer: Jacqueline Abrahams Post Production: Rascal Post ECD/VFS Supervisor/2D Lead Compositor: Andrew ’Barnsley’ Wood
Credits: Creative Agency: Lucky Generals Head of Global Creative: Jo Shoesmith Director: Taika Waititi Production Company: Hungry Man DOP: Mike Berlucchi VFX: Guillaume Weiss
Credits: Agency: TBWA\Media Arts Lab Director: Juan Cabral Production Company: MJZ
Credits: Agency: Wieden + Kennedy London Creative Directors: Freddy Taylor & Philippa Beaumont, Juan Sevilla & Joe de Souza Executive Creative Director: Susan Hoffman Agency Artworker: David Brodie Design Directors: Phil Rosier, Alex Thursby-Pelham Designer: Emma Cope Production Company: Anonymous Content Director: Tim Godsall Editorial Company: Final Cut VFX Company: Time Based Arts
Credits: Agency: The Pharm Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R: Laurent Simon Executive Creative Director: Sara Rose Creative Director: Lee Hanson and Mark Prime Production: Academy Directors: Si&Ad Post Production: Final Cut VFX & Grade: Electric Theatre Collective
Credits: Creative Agency: Havas London Chief Creative Officer: Vicki Maguire Creative Directors: Dan Cole, Andy Garnett Associate Creative Directors: Rob Greaves, Sam Daly Senior Art Director: Richard Gorton-Lee (Chunky) Senior Copywriter: Mark Wilson Senior Designer: Sam Kallen Production Company: Rattling Stick Director: Daniel Kleinman Post production and VFX: Framestore Creative Director: Kamen Markov VFX Supervisor: Jules Janaud
Credits: Agency: Don’t Panic Creative Partner: Rick Dodds Creative Director: George McCallum Production Company: Academy Films Directors: Si&Ad DOP: Alex Barber Edit: Final Cut Post: Electric Theatre Company
“As we know, all families are unique and in many ways that’s what the BBC’s Christmas film is all about – how we are united by our differences,” says Paul Jordan, ECD at BBC Creative. “The BBC is a unifying theme that runs through the heart of the film, bringing us together, and if you look carefully, you’ll notice it’s always there, like a golden thread of tinsel running right through our Christmas.”
Credits: Agency: BBC Creative ECDs: Paul Jordan, Helen Rhodes Creative Director: Susan Ayton Creatives: Jules Middleton, Andy Parkman Director: James Rouse Production Company: Outsider
The ad by Anomaly is inspired by Rea’s journey back home to Middlesborough in 1978 after he got stuck in London on Christmas Eve and his wife drove 250 miles to collect him in their black Mini. The song prompted by this trip is now firmly on the UK’s recurring collection of classic Christmas songs and its words are likely known by everyone in the nation (whether they want to know them or not).
Credits: Creative Agency: Anomaly Production Company: Riff-Raff Director: Ed Morris
Not only bright and bold, but LUSH’s holiday packaging is also 100% recycled and reusable, and the ribbon is made from recycled drink bottles. In the theme of all things “fairy,” the brand’s packaging design is wonderfully eccentric, festive, and bound to make a statement under any Christmas tree. We love that the brand created packaging with a wild take on the holiday season, staying away from the overused and cliche red and green shades and, instead, exchanging them for yellows, pinks, and purples.
The packaging is for the “Fairy Christmas” gift set – a massive gift box full of Snow Fairy treats. The illustration/design is a colourful psychedelic bubblegum world based on Lush’s popular Snow Fairy products.
The packaging is 100% recycled and reusable, and the ribbon is also made from recycled drink bottles. All of LUSH’s products are animal free, not tested on animals and ethically sourced.
While the John Lewis Christmas ad has become an institution in the UK over the years thanks to its ability to tug at the nation’s heartstrings, no one has quite known what to expect from its festive campaign in the wake of the pandemic.
This time around, there is once again a distinct lack of Excitable Edgar, Moz the Monster or Buster the Boxer. Instead, Unexpected Guest takes viewers on a Christmas journey through the eyes of a boy called Nathan and a young space traveller called Skye.
Created by adam&eveDDB and directed by Mark Molloy, the film opens with Nathan befriending Skye after her spaceship crash lands on earth. Their relationships develops as Nathan introduces Skye to many of his family’s festive traditions, from gift giving to trying her first mince pie.
Credits: Agency: adam&eveDDB Director: Mark Molloy Production company: Smuggler Director of photography: Greig Fraser Production Designer: Nathan Parker