Coca Cola 'Holidays Are Coming’ commercials through the years

Coca Cola 'Holidays Are Coming’ commercials through the years

Written 7th November 2022 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter

Coca Cola 'Holidays Are Coming’ commercials have become a favourite at Christmas time.

There is something so magical about hearing the iconic Christmas tune, we take a look about at how they have changed over the years.

One big change is how Coca-cola used to have different adverts for different countries.


The first Christmas commercial of the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck was aired back in 1995. In the background the iconic tune 'Holidays are Coming' is being played. This advert brings nostalgia to so many people across the globe:

Saskiapanter wrote "Is it strange this makes me teary-eyed and gives me goosebumps? Life was a lot more simple then, still living at home and being a Kid at Christmas"




Although Coca-Cola released regular commercials they didn't release another Christmas commercial until 1997. With the same iconic red lorries, this time there were crowds of people watching.


Although slightly different, the Red Coca-Cola lorries and "Holidays are Coming' tune are still the main focus.


Very similar to previous commercials, this one with the fantastic vocals for Melanie Thornton who sadly passed away 2 days before the song was released. The original commercial has been aired in Germany every year since 2001 around Christmas time, and the song has been in the German single charts every year since. Shown in Germany.


The lorries have disappeared and the Coca Cola commercial is about Polar Bears.


A heartwarming story starts with a young girl being handed a bottle of coke by Santa. We watch how she grows over the years. Shown in the UK.


A cartoon of children meeting Santa, and Santa drinking Coca-Cola. Shown in the USA.



A story set in war times. Shown in Germany.


The lories and "holiday are coming' is back! In this long episode, all the previous years Coca-Cola adverts have been updated and merged together.


Although updated the classic lorries and Santa's wink at the little boy at the end are still there. 

This classic commercial has been shown for nearly 30 years and still going strong.

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