Apple, Microsoft, Sony try and take on Coca-Cola with cute Christmas Ads

Well known for their sentimental, heart-warming and very visually appealing Christmas (and even year round) advertising, Coca-Cola's 2010 ads, are as usual, a sight to behold

This year however, Apple's also sharing a little Christmas cheer, while hocking their wares at the same time.

The company has recently released a new advertisement featuring Facetime and iPhone 4. It is a very nice departure from the Mac vs PC ads of lore, and is also quite a bit more sentimental than their current line-up of "here's what iPhone 4 does" ads.

If there is one good thing to be said about television advertising, it's that a few times a year there are spots and commercials worth watching. This Apple commercial will join the ranks of Coca-Cola, Budweiser, GoDaddy and many other memorable and instant classic television advertisements.

Microsoft may not have the sentimental classic down, but their latest Windows 7 ad, touting the cloud, is silly and cute nonetheless. The ad features a typical kid playing with packaging rather than the toy he was given. It's very possible that some out there can relate, who hasn't made box-forts or pretended to be a robot?

Rounding up our ad-watch is Sony with their VAT Back promotion, featuring a cute Scrooge scenario.

If you spot any other awesome Christmas ads, link 'em up!

 

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ok.. Sony's sucked. Coca Cola ... why you guys trying to compare? they rule this space..

Apples was good. very touching.

Microsofts ad is in a league of its own. It doesnt even fall in the way Apple, Coke and Sony are trying to show their ads.. so i feel its alot of unfair judgement over here

Heh, over here in Australia, we have a different version of the Microsoft Ad, same basic Ad (Even the toy is the same) but shot with Aussies. Favourite is still the Coca-Cola one, though I've only seen it and the Aussie Boxmas one here in Australia.

lol, the dog. hard to compete with Coca Cola, especially their classic ads/jingle (though this one isn't in the same league.

I didn't like the Apple advert, certainly don't agree with the statement that it will "join the ranks of Coca-Cola, Budweiser, GoDaddy and many other memorable and instant classic television advertisements."

Coke wins every time.

dave164 said,
I didn't like the Apple advert, certainly don't agree with the statement that it will "join the ranks of Coca-Cola, Budweiser, GoDaddy and many other memorable and instant classic television advertisements."

Coke wins every time.

I thought the apple advert was good, but I agree, it's not an advert I will remember like the coke ones.

dave164 said,
I didn't like the Apple advert, certainly don't agree with the statement that it will "join the ranks of Coca-Cola, Budweiser, GoDaddy and many other memorable and instant classic television advertisements."

Coke wins every time.

I thought the apple advert was good, but I agree, it's not an advert I will remember like the coke ones.

Inklin said,
I love the Sony one LOL
I watched the Sony commercial and I have no clue what da hell that commercial is about.

Krome said,
I watched the Sony commercial and I have no clue what da hell that commercial is about.

You have never seen The Scrooge?

Well after watching all the ad's I like the coca cola & Apple ad. The sony well a little bit but microsoft is worthless!

onTh said,
Well after watching all the ad's I like the coca cola & Apple ad. The sony well a little bit but microsoft is worthless!

It's "ads" without the apostrophe!

onTh said,
Well after watching all the ad's I like the coca cola & Apple ad. The sony well a little bit but microsoft is worthless!

I don't get how it is in the same class as the other commercials, as it isn't an emotional ad, but an educational ad showing Win7 features.

I like the ad, as most people don't realize half the stuff that you can do with Win7 and Live Essentials.

testman said,

It's "ads" without the apostrophe!

Can't apostrophes be used to shorten words too? So from advertisements to ad's?

TCLN Ryster said,

Can't apostrophes be used to shorten words too? So from advertisements to ad's?

Yes, they can, but "ads" is not a contraction.

Coca-Cola wins.
I also just saw the Robot Chicken Coca-Cola bit where Santa wants his royalties and goes on a killing spree

Doli said,
Coca-Cola wins.
I also just saw the Robot Chicken Coca-Cola bit where Santa wants his royalties and goes on a killing spree

Good old Robot Chicken