In spite of me being a bit of a fan of these, I nearly missed this one when it was launched today at 7.30am UK time. Good job my friend Geoff was on the ball and let me know (and he was in Cyprus!) 👍😁. Cheers, Geoff!
This year, John Lewis has gone more light-hearted compared to its traditional ‘completely-tug-the-heart-strings’ approach, although there is a ‘something-in-my-eye’ moment at the end. It’s slightly creepy though (or is that just me?)
Oh, just me then! 😱
It stars the almost obligatory (for JL) young child with an unusual friend. And if that sounds a bit ‘samey’ don’t worry, there’s some rock opera thrown in this year, courtesy of tenor, Andrea Bocelli. The tune was specially commissioned from the Italian electropop artist called Le Feste Antonacci, (nope, me neither!). Interestingly, this is a significant departure by JL from the usual formula of taking a well-known track and reworking it. The song is called ‘Festa’ and will be released as a (longer) single with the profits going to charities including Action for Children.
Having watched it, you won’t need quite as many tissues with this one, compared to previous years, but it’s still an OK watch.
Anyway, make up your own mind, and if it’s not your thing, check out all their previous festive offerings…
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2022
– The Beginner
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2021
– An Unexpected Guest
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2020
– A Little Love
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2019
– Excitable Edgar
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2018
– The Boy and the Piano
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2017
– Moz the Monster
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016
– Buster the Boxer
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2015
– Man on the Moon
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2014
– Monty the Penguin
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2013
– The Bear and the Hare
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2012
– The Journey
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011
– The Long Wait
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2010
– She’s Always a Woman
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