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Awesome 2014 Holiday Ads Made in Toronto

Canadian Tire Christmas Commercial 2014

The holiday season is full of gifts, warmth, family, and last but not least – amazing marketing and advertising campaigns. Yes, we love them just as much as gingerbread cookies and not just because we provide residential locations for commercials. We love them because they are emotional, creative, and boast incredible production value. This year, to show our appreciation for all the hard working Torontonians in production, we picked some of our favourite commercials made by Toronto production companies that do holiday stories like pros.

Aaron Ruell from Holiday Films directs this commercial brought to you by Walmart and Coca-Cola that captures the holiday spirit between two brothers.


Ever been too nervous to talk to Santa about your Christmas list? Director Arni Thor Jonsson from Soft Citizen tells a story that reminds us of the excitement (and possibly, anxiety) of the season.


Though not holiday specific, this “Comfort”- inducing commercial is made by GDF at Suneeva. We love the attention to detail and the textures in every shot.

The little princess comes to life in this magical ad created for Telus by Spy Films, and directed by Peter & Annie. As a side-note, look at that gorgeous home!


Honourable Mention:

This Sainsbury’s ad is not created by a Toronto company,  but we were so impressed by it that we had to include it. Created by AMV BBDO and directed by Ringan Ledwidge of Rattling Stick in the UK. The ‘spirit’ of the ad has been met with some criticism, but we will stick to what we know best – great production value. It’s practically a short film inspired by real events – enjoy!



From all of us on the Set Scouter team,

Happy Holidays!

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