The year is coming to an end and the festivities have already started. The Christmas shopping season too is at hand.

The spectre of yet another financial meltdown looming large over the eurozone and some other regions is apparently not enough to prevent Christmas shoppers from going for the best picks.

Advertisements too play a big role in your decision-making while shopping for your Christmas specials.

Here is a recap of some of the top advertisements that have captured our imagination in 2011:

Official Virgin Atlantic Advertisement 2011:

Cravendale - Cats with Thumbs:

John Lewis Christmas Advertisement 2011:

Marks and Spencer (M&S) - Christmas TV Advertisement 2011 (Featuring The X Factor Finalists):

Hyundai advert commercial 2011 music Vanessa James - 'New Thinking':

The Force: Volkswagen Commercial:

Lucozade Advert 2011 - Sport Lite - Feat. 'Louder' by DJ Fresh:

Adidas All In - TV Spot 2011:

Ray-Ban NEVER HIDE - Tomatina:

Jim Beam Ad, Willem Dafoe in "Parallels." Directed by Dante Ariola: