Sainsbury's Christmas Adverts

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I've filmed Xmas day over the years of the kids growing up, then the grandkids. This emulates exactly that - a typical British family at Xmas. This ad is nice and homely and I can't see why there's so much fuss.

I guess some will moan but rather this version of Xmas than some made up ultra diverse offering such as divorcees of two different colours, now living together with their respective offspring, with the neighbours coming round who happen to be in a same sex relation ship, then the carol singers are at the door: a mixture of kids with every colour/heritage imaginable accompanied by bloke with a prostetic leg and a pregnant mum who's pushing her granny in a wheelchair.....apologies for any box not ticked there.

I like this ad, don't know if it's genuine historical footage or they've shot it to look like that, but it's lovely and anybody on twatter who's offended, no worries there's another one with a white family doing the same, so you can go to Sainsburys too.
 

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I've filmed Xmas day over the years of the kids growing up, then the grandkids. This emulates exactly that - a typical British family at Xmas. This ad is nice and homely and I can't see why there's so much fuss.

I guess some will moan but rather this version of Xmas than some made up ultra diverse offering such as divorcees of two different colours, now living together with their respective offspring, with the neighbours coming round who happen to be in a same sex relation ship, then the carol singers are at the door: a mixture of kids with every colour/heritage imaginable accompanied by bloke with a prostetic leg and a pregnant mum who's pushing her granny in a wheelchair.....apologies for any box not ticked there.

I like this ad, don't know if it's genuine historical footage or they've shot it to look like that, but it's lovely and anybody on twatter who's offended, no worries there's another one with a white family doing the same, so you can go to Sainsburys too.
It was all going so well. What’s wrong with mixed race families enjoying Christmas. You are uninvited to the steel band lessons.
 

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I've filmed Xmas day over the years of the kids growing up, then the grandkids. This emulates exactly that - a typical British family at Xmas. This ad is nice and homely and I can't see why there's so much fuss.

I guess some will moan but rather this version of Xmas than some made up ultra diverse offering such as divorcees of two different colours, now living together with their respective offspring, with the neighbours coming round who happen to be in a same sex relation ship, then the carol singers are at the door: a mixture of kids with every colour/heritage imaginable accompanied by bloke with a prostetic leg and a pregnant mum who's pushing her granny in a wheelchair.....apologies for any box not ticked there.

I like this ad, don't know if it's genuine historical footage or they've shot it to look like that, but it's lovely and anybody on twatter who's offended, no worries there's another one with a white family doing the same, so you can go to Sainsburys too.
So this version of the Sainsbury's Xmas ad doesn't upset you, but a more diverse one would? You don't have to tick any boxes, just not be a twat about people who aren't like you / your ideal life.
 

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It was all going so well. What’s wrong with mixed race families enjoying Christmas. You are uninvited to the steel band lessons.
Nothing at all mate I know your mixed race yourself - just trying to make the point there are adverts/posters/billboard/newspaper ads etc. that go overboard trying to appeal to every imaginable race/gender/colour just to sell their products.

This ad FEELS right. It's done well and I'm amazed people are complaining about it. I'm sure you get my meaning but if I've worded things wrong and I've offended you, I apologise.
 

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So this version of the Sainsbury's Xmas ad doesn't upset you, but a more diverse one would? You don't have to tick any boxes, just not be a twat about people who aren't like you / your ideal life.
It wouldn't offend me in the slightest. Just would be so unrealistic and obvious they don't give a crap about people, just as long at they hit as many target audiences as possible. Again, as per Hill, sorry if this offends you.
 
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Which of you's up for the transgender role this year?
One of my best mates is transgender, now a woman. Another year or so until they can start the op side of things. Never seen her on Christmas Day though.

Some people really do live a sheltered life.
 

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One of my best mates is transgender, now a woman. Another year or so until they can start the op side of things. Never seen her on Christmas Day though.

Some people really do live a sheltered life.
This year is the year. Get yourself a Sainsbury's ad out of it, with the added benefit of being able to social distance more easily when you go shopping as a result of it.
 
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This year is the year. Get yourself a Sainsbury's ad out of it, with the added benefit of being able to social distance more easily when you go shopping as a result of it.
I'll have a word with Sony and see if I can blag a free PS5.
 
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Food is a great cultural leveller imo. 'Desi pubs' are a great example of this, there's some cracking ones over Brum/Black Country way. In Cov there's the Stag and the Crow on Lockhurst lane, the Hollybush and the Lion's Inn. You'll find white, asian and black fellas enjoying the beer and the food. Nothing goes better with a curry and a chilli/cheese naan than a cold pint.
Minor technicality but it’s The Stag and Pheasant.

It used to be my favourite Indian in Cov and does great food and a very decent pint but it has now been replaced by The New Horseshoes on Foleshill Road, another desi pub, which supersedes it on both food and drink and (bold statement incoming) has the finest pint in Cov as their Cobra on draft is a thing of beauty!!!!
 
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One of my best mates is transgender, now a woman. Another year or so until they can start the op side of things. Never seen her on Christmas Day though.

Some people really do live a sheltered life.
Fucking hell mate, fair enough when you’re just a normal lad who happens to be black, but going all out to tick boxes with your friends and family. It’s just too much.
 

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Minor technicality but it’s The Stag and Pheasant.

It used to be my favourite Indian in Cov and does great food and a very decent pint but it has now been replaced by The New Horseshoes on Foleshill Road, another desi pub, which supersedes it on both food and drink and (bold statement incoming) has the finest pint in Cov as their Cobra on draft is a thing of beauty!!!!
Used to be in the Stag and Pheasant most weekday lunchtimes in the early eighties. Sounds like it's improved a bit now (was full of twats like me back then).
 

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I think people are just braindead now and try to just act emotional.

I used to like looking at comments of a middle aged bloke on Tiktok doing an awkward rehearsed dance routine and looking like he's having a fit.

"Your videos make my day"
"You smashed that trending dance"
"It makes me so happy to see these dances"
"Ignore the hate, you are on point"

It's like people type overly emotional stuff just to try and compete. Fuck off you bellends.

It's not as if the Sainsburys ad is saying "we wish black people a happy christmas but not you pasty white fuckers".
Why not me??? Thats not fair! 2020 sucks!

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Minor technicality but it’s The Stag and Pheasant.

It used to be my favourite Indian in Cov and does great food and a very decent pint but it has now been replaced by The New Horseshoes on Foleshill Road, another desi pub, which supersedes it on both food and drink and (bold statement incoming) has the finest pint in Cov as their Cobra on draft is a thing of beauty!!!!
You are of course right pal, it's also the Crow in the Oak I think...To my shame i've not tried the food at the Horseshoes. What do you recommend?
 

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You are of course right pal, it's also the Crow in the Oak I think...To my shame i've not tried the food at the Horseshoes. What do you recommend?
I'm usually a hotter the better man but have fell in love with their Chicken Saag!! And the biryani thinking about it. The cheese chilli naan's are outstanding and the samosa's are immense.

Their specialities are doing massive grills of tikka, kebabs, pakora's etc so if there's a few of you, you can just share it all between you.

And the pints of Cobra, have I mentioned the pints of Cobra? 😁

I spent just shy of 5 months in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal which basically ruined my Indian food experiences here as it all tastes shit in comparison but this is as good as I've had in the UK (there was also this one place in Derby but have forgotten it's name).

It's also a bit spit and sawdust, you go up to order etc. but I would definitely recommend a visit anyway!
 

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I'm usually a hotter the better man but have fell in love with their Chicken Saag!! And the biryani thinking about it. The cheese chilli naan's are outstanding and the samosa's are immense.

Their specialities are doing massive grills of tikka, kebabs, pakora's etc so if there's a few of you, you can just share it all between you.

And the pints of Cobra, have I mentioned the pints of Cobra? 😁

I spent just shy of 5 months in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal which basically ruined my Indian food experiences here as it all tastes shit in comparison but this is as good as I've had in the UK (there was also this one place in Derby but have forgotten it's name).

It's also a bit spit and sawdust, you go up to order etc. but I would definitely recommend a visit anyway!
Christ, I'm salivating now pal!

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I'm usually a hotter the better man but have fell in love with their Chicken Saag!! And the biryani thinking about it. The cheese chilli naan's are outstanding and the samosa's are immense.

Their specialities are doing massive grills of tikka, kebabs, pakora's etc so if there's a few of you, you can just share it all between you.

And the pints of Cobra, have I mentioned the pints of Cobra? 😁

I spent just shy of 5 months in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal which basically ruined my Indian food experiences here as it all tastes shit in comparison but this is as good as I've had in the UK (there was also this one place in Derby but have forgotten it's name).

It's also a bit spit and sawdust, you go up to order etc. but I would definitely recommend a visit anyway!
Am I imagining at the Wheatsheaf a hut in the back where they sold Indian food?

I am sure years ago I'd had a few and ended up in a pub down that way and going out the back and getting some food.
 

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Am I imagining at the Wheatsheaf a hut in the back where they sold Indian food?

I am sure years ago I'd had a few and ended up in a pub down that way and going out the back and getting some food.
Same road, different place.

This is closer to the blue ribbon island, on the other side of the road and just before the fire station and opposite the new car lot place.

Like I say it’s far from fine dining but it’s not a shithole.