McDonald’s Christmas 2023 Commercial – video

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A heartwarming holiday commercial

McDonald’s has unwrapped its Christmas 2023 commercial, and it’s a delightful blend of nostalgia, humor, and tantalizing teases for the upcoming festive menu. Set to the energetic beats of Van Halen’s “Jump,” this 90-second advert is a festive foray into the holiday chaos with a McDonald’s twist.

The ad is a delightful mix of humor, nostalgia, and a hint of what’s to come in their festive menu. It captures the essence of the holiday season with a playful nod to the past, making it a memorable addition to McDonald’s tradition of heartwarming holiday commercials.

  • Memorable (80/100): The Love Actually homage and classic 80s tune make it memorable.
  • Effective (85/100): Effectively hints at the new Christmas menu, sparking curiosity.
  • Style (88/100): Stylishly captures the holiday spirit with a modern twist.
  • Heart/Humor (90/100): The humorous take on holiday mishaps adds warmth.
  • Execution (100/100): Excellently executed with humor, nostalgia, and brand promotion.

McDonald’s has a history of creating Christmas ads that resonate with the joy and sometimes the chaos of the holiday season. Their commercials often blend heartwarming moments with a touch of humor, showcasing their menu as a comforting constant amidst the festive frenzy. This year’s ad continues this tradition with a playful nod to classic cinema and a peek into the upcoming festive treats.

A group of people dressed up in Christmas costumes on stage for a McDonald's commercial.
Love Actually meets fast food fun in the latest McDonald’s Christmas Advert
  • Soundtrack: Van Halen’s “Jump” choice adds an upbeat and nostalgic touch.
  • Cinematic Nod: The Love Actually-inspired scene adds a clever twist.
  • Menu Tease: There is a subtle hint at the new Christmas menu items like the Chicken Big Mac and Galaxy hot drinks.
McDonald's Christmas 2023 Commercial - video
McDonald’s Christmas 2023 Commercial – Get ready for a festive menu tease!
  1. Nostalgia: The 80s soundtrack and cinematic reference create a delightful throwback feel.
  2. Engagement: The ad cleverly engages viewers with hints about the new menu.
  3. Relatability: Captures the universal chaos of the holiday season in a light-hearted way.
  1. Predictability: Follows a familiar pattern seen in many holiday ads.
  2. Overemphasis on Chaos: Some viewers might find the focus on holiday mishaps a bit overstated.
McDonald's Christmas 2023 Commercial - video
McDonald’s Christmas 2023 Commercial – a nostalgic trip with a tasty twist!

McDonald’s Christmas 2023 commercial is a playful and heartwarming reminder of the joy and occasional chaos of the holiday season. It’s a celebration of coming together, whether an awkward office party or a family gathering, with a hint of what’s to come on the festive menu. With its blend of humor, nostalgia, and a sneak peek at the holiday treats, this commercial is a festive delight that resonates with the season’s spirit.



Excellently executed

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