Tesco is the latest supermarket to release its 2021 Christmas advert - and because of the inclusion of a double-jabbed Santa showing off his Covid vaccine pass, it’s definitely wound up anti-vaxxers.
The ad called: “This Christmas, Nothing’s Stopping Us,” shows Brits making the most of this festive season after lockdown restrictions last year meant that loved ones could not come together to celebrate and spend time with each other.
“After last year, we’re determined to make it a good one,” the video caption reads.
After last Christmas, we’re determined to make it a good one. This Christmas #NothingsStoppingUs https://t.co/0maY5osds1
However, the ad then shows a potential hiccup and people panic as a TV news headline reveals that Santa may have to quarantine to travel internationally (not ideal when you’re meant to be delivering presents to kids all over the world).
That's it for you, Tesco's. Never, ever again will me or my family shop with you or use your petrol pumps. Disgusti… https://t.co/wsHTdLqsgT
— (In Christ). Pat J. Kelly. (@(In Christ). Pat J. Kelly.)
While others found the idea of people boycotting the supermarket over its Christmas ad pretty amusing, and even noted that the idea of anti-vaxxers boycotting Tesco will make them want to shop there more;
People shouting from the rooftops about no longer shopping at Tesco and how disgusting they are...because Santa has… https://t.co/2OSbKuGiGq
Covid wasn’t the only topical reference within the ad as there was also a nod to the food stock shortages the country has experienced this year in the form of a newspaper left on someone’s doorstep with the headline: “Stock Shortages!”
Luckily, this problem in the advert is quickly solved thanks to a kind neighbour who leaves different food items outside each household on their street.
Tesco’s advert also came as a result a survey of 2,000 UK adults which found that 86 per cent of people are planning to “make the most of Christmas this year, no matter what”.
Meanwhile, 42 per cent of people said that they will appreciate Christmas “more than ever” this year.