Brands show their quirky side on social media this Christmas

Social Christmas: brands are spreading festive cheer this season
Social Christmas: brands are spreading festive cheer this season

The festive season gives brands an opportunity to show a little personality. We round up the best from the social media-sphere - from Vine and Instagram to Twitter and Facebook.

Samsung: #6secondChristmas

To help people get into the Christmas spirit, Samsung devised this six second vine - cramming just about everything associated with Christmas into this short spot.

McDonald's: Chip-mas tree

Who wouldn't like to devour a tree made out of McDonald's chips? McDonald's Sweden sends this Tweet to spread the festive cheer. 

Asda: how to decorate a Christmas tree

Whilst most people love to get into the festive spirit by decorating their home, there's no denying untangling the Christmas lights and making sure they adorn the tree evenly can be a bit of a hassle. Asda has the solution though in this Vine. Just throw them on and - hey presto! The perfect tree. 

Denny's: Christmas wreath

When most people think of a Christmas wreath, they don't think of err... spaghetti. But this American diner brand thinks pasta makes the perfect festive accessory. 

Charmin: #Elfontheshelf

This Tweet proves that even toilet paper brands can get into the festive spirit. Some clever social media buff dreamt up this Tweet - elves using loo rolls to 'roll into the festive sprit'.

Starbucks: Blissmas tree

More tasty than your average Christmas tree, Starbucks shows off this tasty tree made out of its cranberry bliss bar.

Innocent: Christmas loaf-ers

Finding a gift for secret Santa can be a taxing task. But if you're short of ideas (and cash) Innocent has a great idea: just buy a loaf of bread and hollow it out to make a pair of loaf-ers.

Oxford Communications: Tweet powered tree

Testament to the power of social media, this agency in New Jersey, USA, gave up its Christmas tree lights to the masses in this Twitter stunt. People who tweet hashtags including #brilliant#twinkle or #figgypudding to @Oxmas_Tree have the power to turn the lights on or off and even change the colour settings.The tweets are transformed into electronic pulses to power the lights. 

Kia: Jingle bells

A simple and amusing Tweet, Kia steps into the Christmas conversation with this play on a famous festive phrase.

Fairtrade: Tis' the season

"Make ít a merry Christmas for banana farmers and workers" is the message in this Tweet. Fairtrade is calling on consumers to buy Fairtrade this season.

Burberry: Abbey road 

For music fans, there are few more iconic places than Abbey Road. Thanks to The Beatles, the zebra crossing has cemented itself in pop-culture-conscience. That's what Burberry plays on in this mocked up picture of its 'festive puppets' delivering armfuls of Burberry gifts.

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MTV: the 12 days of Christmas

MTV shows that random can still be fun (and festive) by mocking up a picture of rapper Rick Ross... in a pear tree. It's a bizarre take on the 12 days of Christmas, but creative all the same.

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