Tissues at the ready, Cliodhna Harvey has selected the 10 funniest and most heart-warming Christmas adverts around this year.

Christmas Adverts are becoming very popular in Ireland and indeed in Donegal! When a magical Christmas advert is flashed onto our TVs, we know Christmas is around the corner and we begin to feel festive instantly! Here is the countdown of our top 10 Christmas ads in 2016:

10 – Aldi

We decided to kick off the countdown to number one Christmas advert, with the Aldi Christmas Advert at number 10, starring Kevin the Carrot. Don’t watch this ad if your hungry, because it’ll only make you hungrier with all of the scrumptious food on display!!

9 – Sainsburys

In 9th position is the very cute Sainsburys Christmas Ad. If you’re struggling on how to spend time with your family this Christmas, while working, looking for Christmas presents and all the other hectic duties we face in our everyday lives, then this ad is a must watch, as it will give you the perfect solution!

8 – Iceskating.ie

Taking 8th place is “Michael Finnegan, Corks Oldest Ice Skater”. This ad is a lovely, heart warming ad and we highly recommend you to watch it when you can grab them few spare minutes to do a bit of searching on YouTube!

7 – Allegro

“Allegro” Christmas Ad has grabbed 7th place in our top 10 Christmas Ads. This beautiful ad captured our eyes here in Donegal Woman. A Polish man has become a grandad and must learn English to communicate with his new granddaughter, you must watch the ad to see the how the lovely story unfolds!

7 – Vodafone

In 6th place is the Vodafone Christmas Ad. This ad is very relatable to Irish families wanting relatives home, which is what makes it so special and sweet and its for this reason that the Vodafone Christmas Ad for this year has bagged our 6th spot!!

5 – Lidl

Bang in the middle of the table, with 5th position is this years Lidl Christmas Ad. This ad tells a story of how a family surprised their grandfather in the best way possible-doing up his old home and bringing him to it for Christmas!! We found this ad quite emotional and we highly recommend you to give it a watch!!

4 – Apple

Taking 4th place is the Apple add “Frankies Holiday”. This ad is very touching and the message behind it is extremely important-especially for the time of year that’s in it!! This is a must watch ad!

3 – John Lewis

Leaping up to our 3rd place, is the famous 2016 John Lewis Ad with Buster the Boxer. John Lewis ads are among the most highly anticipated Christmas ads. However we found this years slightly disappointing compared to previous years, but with that said, the John Lewis ad has still come 3rd on our list, which proves how high they’ve set their standard from past years! We really enjoyed this ad for its festivity and originality!

2 – Heathrow Airport

Coming very close to number one, was this years ad for Heathrow Airport “Coming Home for Christmas” coming in at number 2.

We absolutely loved this very cute, sweet ad and without a shadow of a doubt urge you to watch it if you haven’t already been forced to watch it by others who love this gorgeous ad!

1 – M&S

The star on top of the tree this Christmas, is the M&S Christmas ad with Mrs.Claus! We truly adore this stunning ad with the the most Christmassy and festive message. We loved everything about this gorgeous ad and rate it very high among all of our Christmas ads!

What’s your favourite Christmas advert this year? If you’ve seen a great local ad in Donegal, let us know on news@donegalwoman.ie