This page was getting pretty crowded, so I made a playlist. And separately, there's a Sprint ad from 2001 featuring Panda Claus. (It's not on the playlist because I haven't been able to find it on YouTube.)
Folgers: a nostalgic ad from the 1980s.
McDonalds: another nostalgic ad, with Ronald and kids ice skating.
Sobeys: yet another nostalgic one, for anyone who lived in or near Canada in the 80s or maybe early 90s. I wish I could find a copy where the video isn't so wonky, but at least the song plays alright, and that's the important thing.
Coca-Cola: the holiday trucks are kind of nostalgic, but this gets remade pretty much every year. I have no idea which year this one is from, but I think it's one of the older versions.
Norelco: a compilation of ads from various years.
Hershey's Kisses: This first came out in 1989, and it's played every year since.
Coca-Cola: The CGI polar bear ads started in 1993, but I'm not sure what year this Christmas one is from. Probably around '94 or '95.
Energizer Bunny: the video I found said it's from 1995, which sounds about right, I guess.
Polaroid: the video I found said 1996, which I guess could be right.
M+Ms: this started airing sometime in the mid-90s, and still airs every year.
Gap: A cool ad featuring Luscious Jackson singing "Let It Snow," which must be from '98 or '99.
MTV bumper: a little animation with reindeer which I think is from sometime in the late 90s.
Sprint PCS: from sometime in the 2000s.
True Value: an amusing ad from 2003.
Old Navy: a series of five ads from 2004.
Aflac: from 2007, an ad featuring the whole gang from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Get a Mac: a series of three animated ads from 2007-08.
John Lewis: from 2008, an ad featuring a cover of the Beatles' "From Me to You" (though I don't know who it's by).
Macy's: an ad from 2008, though it evokes the 2009 special Yes, Virginia.
John Lewis: from 2009, an ad featuring a cover of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child o' Mine," by Taken by Trees.
Verizon: from 2009, Island of Misfit Toys.
Target: from 2009, one of my favorite Christmas commercials ever.
Disney Parks: a nice ad from 2009.
John Lewis: from 2010, "Rocking Horse," with a cover of Elton John's "Your Song," by Ellie Goulding.
Planters: this debuted in 2010, with Robert Downey Jr. voicing Mr. Peanut. In later years it was redubbed with someone else doing the voice. Bill Hader, is what I've read online. But anyway, this is the RDJ version.
John Lewis: from 2011, "The Long Wait," with a cover of The Smiths' "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want," by Slow Moving Millie.
iPhone: this is from 2011.
John Lewis: from 2012, "The Journey," with a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "The Power of Love," by Gabrielle Aplin.
Samsung Galaxy: from 2012, this is a Christmas version of Samsung's earlier "Work Trip" ad.
Windows Phone: from 2012, this is another ad featuring characters from "Rudolph," the main one being the Bumble.
John Lewis: from 2013, "The Bear & the Hare," with a cover of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know," by Lily Allen.
Ford: a cute ad from 2013.
Best Buy: a series of ads from 2013, featuring Maya Rudolph, LL Cool J, and Will Arnett. There was at least one other one, featuring Jason Schwartzman, but I didn't include it here.
Target: one of the "My Kind of Holiday" ads from 2013, which I like because the song lyrics mention "caroloke" and "ninjabread men." Then there's another Target ad from 2013, which isn't part of the same series. It's called "Santa Catcher," and it's really cute and has some nice music.
John Lewis: from 2014, "Monty the Penguin," with a cover of The Beatles' "Real Love," by Tom Odell.
Sainsbury's: from 2014, an ad featuring the Christmas truce of 1914.
Samsung: from 2014, an ad featuring Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard.
Target: from 2014, "Alice in Marshmallow Land." There are some other ads that are part of this year's series, but this is the cutest of them.
Surface Pro 3: an ad from 2014 that's pretty cheesy, and I hate the fact that I like it... but the song is just such an earworm.
Verizon: an amusing ad from 2014 with a mom playing director. And the daughter... I have no idea who she is, but she reminds me of someone. (But whoever she reminds me of, it's probably not her.)
Minions: from 2014, a holiday greeting from the "Despicable Me" minions, who are getting their own movie next year.
Samsung: from 2014, "Holiday Dreams," a very cool ad.
John Lewis: from 2015, "Man on the Moon," with a cover of Oasis's "Half the World Away," by Aurora.
Duracell: from 2015, "Battle for Christmas Morning," a cute Star Wars ad.
Reddi-Wip: from 2015, Dad playing Santa.
AT&T: from 2015, a series of claymated ads featuring Lily the sales rep, and characters from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Target: from 2015, a series of ads featuring three kids on an epic journey.
Sainsbury's: from 2015, "Mog's Christmas Calamity."
Sky Movies: from 2015, I may not agree with this kid's (dis)taste in brussels sprouts, but I love her taste in movies.
Aldi: from 2015, a cute ad featuring the song "My Favorite Things."
Amazon Echo: from 2015, an ad featuring Bridgit Mendler.
KFC: from 2015, a strange but amusing ad.
Duracell: from 2016, "How the Rebels Saved Christmas," another cute Star Wars ad.
John Lewis: from 2016, "Buster the Boxer"
Sainsbury's: from 2016, "The Greatest Gift"
Target: from 2016, a series of ads built around a mini-musical called The Toycracker
Apple: from 2016, "Frankie's Holiday," a surprisingly touching ad featuring Brad Garrett as Frankenstein's monster.
Temptations: from 2016, an amusing ad featuring a bunch of cats.