It might sound completely crazy but when you flick through some of the adverts below you’ll find yourself holding back a tear.
From the beautiful images of snowy Dublin in Guinness’ postcard perfect ad, to going home to your mammy’s house of Christmas, just like the ESB ad.
Here’s our pick of the top Irish adverts at Christmas:
Guinness: This beautiful adverts has some beautiful shots of a snowy Christmas all over Ireland accompanied by specially composed orchestral music by Kevin Sargent.
ESB: This 1980s ESB (Electricity Service Board) that seems to have stuck in the public’s mind over the decade.
Barry's Tea: This radio ad shows some of Ireland’s great Irish story telling. In just 1.29 minutes this ad brings you back to childhood in Ireland. The very phrase “Put the kettle on, we’ll have cuppa tea” at the end is sure to get Irish people thinking of home.
Cornflakes: Although this ad is obviously an American ad it’s been running in Ireland every Christmas for years.
If this little blonde angel’s “Ho, ho, ho” at the end of the ad doesn’t melt your heart nothing will.
Coke: Similarly, although this ad is from the US, the sound of these bells on the TV means that the Christmas season has arrived.
Vodafone: This cell phone company’s celebration of “all the little things that make Christmas in Ireland such a wonderful - and happy - time of year” was realized in 2011.
This second Vodafone advert shows a fantasy world where people iceskate down the pedestrian shopping street, Grafton Street, in Dublin’s south city center. Although the skating may not be real, thankfully, the glistening chandeliers hanging on the street are.
Meteor : Here’s Meteor, another cell phone company’s ad, that gives a humorous slant on competing Christmas carolers on Grafton Street in Dublin.
* Originally published in 2011.