‘Tis The Season
for Christmas Adverts!


‘Tis the season once again for the UK to gather ’round their tellys over the coming weeks for some of the  best and brightest adverts of the year! And we are overjoyed to have worked on some right lovely campaigns thus far, including the nation’s perennial favourite, John Lewis! Honoured to have our own Rick Russell work with adam&eveDDB and Blink’s one and only Dougal Wilson on this one this year. The eponymous boxer Buster has been viewed an astonishing  137.2 million times already in its first week alone, according to Ad Age’s Viral Video Chart, smashing the department stores’ views of last year’s Christmas advert ‘Man on the Moon’ in its first few days and becoming their most shared ad ever, according to Campaign.

John Lewis ‘Buster the Boxer’
Edited by Rick Russell
Directed by Dougal Wilson of Blink
From agency adam&eveDDB

And that’s not all! Editor James Rosen has cut a raucous holiday spot for Temptations cat treats, imploring us to ‘Keep them Busy’ this holiday season. Cats, on the internet, wreaking havoc! Editor Ed Cheesman has teamed with Havas and Outsider directors Dom & Nic to tell the charming tale of two elderly teddies return home for the holidays for Heathrow. And David Webb & FC Sound’s Patch Rowland have lovingly crafted on Asda’s entire charming and funny holiday campaign with Saatchi & Saatchi and Rattling Stick’s Traktor.  And last but not least, Rick Russell continues his work on Grey Goose vodka’s campaign with agency BBDO in their holiday ad ‘Lumière’ alongside our sound designer T. Terressa Tate and Rest Content’s Johnny Green. Oh, and as if that weren’t enough, did we mention all of the Christmas adverts we’ve done this season have been included in Campaign’s roundup of the ‘Best so far‘. Chuffed to pieces, we truly are.

UPDATE: Senior editor Joe Guest has expertly cut Wes Anderson’s brand new holiday film for H&M starring Adrien Brody from agency adam&eveDDB! On top of which, founding editor Rick Russell has cut Bulldog’s incredibly awkward holiday advert, which David Reviews says: ‘have a lovely ring of truth to them.’

H&M ‘Come Together’
Edited by Joe Guest
Directed by Wes Anderson from Riff Raff
From agency adam&eveDDB

Bulldog ‘Awkward Elves’
Edited by Rick Russell
Directed by Tim Godsall from Anonymous Content x Somesuch
From agency adam&eveDDB

Temptations ‘Keep Them Busy’
Edited by James Rosen
Directed by Sam Brown from Rogue Films
From agency adam&eveDDB

Heathrow ‘Coming Home for Christmas’
Edited by Ed Cheesman
Directed by Dom & Nic of Outsider
From agency Havas

Asda Christmas Campaign
Edited by David Webb
Sound Design & Mix by Patch Rowland
Directed by Traktor from Rattling Stick
From agency Saatchi & Saatchi

Grey Goose ‘Lumière’
Edited by Rick Russell
Sound Design & Mix by T. Terressa Tate at Significant Others
Directed by Johnny Green of Reset Content
From agency BBDO

And there are even more on the way, so keep your eyes peeled. Happy Holidays from all of us at Final Cut.