Holi-dazed III: Ad Nut's less ridiculous holiday ad review

In 2016 and 2017, our pal Ad Nut (the squirrel that writes about new advertising for us; it's a long story) went overboard with holiday-ad coverage, posting upwards of 70 Christmas-themed ads from all over the world (see the links to "Holi-dazed" and "Holi-dazed II" below). This year, we staged an intervention and convinced Ad Nut that mainlining holiday cheer to such an obsessive degree is not entirely healthy. And it worked. Ad Nut has shown admirable restraint this year, covering only a handful of holiday ads from APAC that really deserved notice, for better or worse.

Dec 13, 2018

Mannings wishes HK a very meowy Christmas

The brand puts its semi-creepy animated giant cat into a nativity story for a holiday campaign by DDB Group Hong Kong.

Dec 12, 2018

Joy dishes up some holiday heartbreakers

Is scrubbing dishes together a good way to wash away family tensions? It is in this pair of moving ads for the Philippines from Joy and Publicis Singapore.

Dec 7, 2018

Singtel, you owe Frank Capra an apology

The brand's Christmas film is an unholy mess with a WTF ending, and a sudden snowfall can't fix it.

Dec 6, 2018

Air New Zealand helps naughty kids make nice

The airline helps kids come together to save the holiday in this charming film.

Nov 12, 2018

Aldi gets the holiday season off to a crashing start

If our pal Ad Nut is receiving Christmas ads, it must be early November.

Nov 8, 2018

Pedigree declares festive 'Season of Good Dog' is here

Because Christmas is not just for humans.