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Holidays are coming! The Coca-Cola Christmas advert is here

Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
November 20, 2016
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Coca-Cola's iconic Christmas advert is finally here, confirming that Christmas celebrations are on their way!

The classic advert sees a young boy ringing a bell to announce the arrival of a procession of lit up trucks as they make their way through the town. While children excitedly run through the crowds, one little boy pushes his way through just in time to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus enjoying the beverage on the side of the truck as the same song used by the company for years – Holidays are Coming – plays.

Official Holidays are Coming Coca-Cola Christmas advert 2016

Viewers were quick to joke that the advert meant Christmas was officially beginning, with one writing: "I've witnessed the @CocaCola advert! It must be Christmas." Another added: "I offer NO apology about being this excited about an advertisement! #HolidaysAreComing." However, some people were disappointed that the Santa in the ad didn't do his trademark wink, with one writing: "Have you noticed they've cut the #CocaCola #Christmas TV add? Father Christmas doesn't wink at the child anymore?" Another tweeted: "The only thing wrong with the #cocacola Christmas advert is the santa doesn't wink at the end."

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Viewers mentioned that Santa usually winks in the advert

Although Coca-Cola uses variations on the same classic advert every year, a host of other companies have broken the mould with their Christmas adverts this year, including Heathrow airport, who have released their first ever advert for the holidays. Their creation features two teddy bears making their way home through the airport to reunite with their family for Christmas, and had viewers in tears when they turned into humans at the end of the ad to greet their grandchildren. 

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