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BaconandEgg Thu 06-Nov-14 09:31:42

I've just seen it. It's absolutely the best one yet. Totally ridiculously, I'm in floods of tears.

DillydollyRIP Thu 06-Nov-14 09:33:55


Just seen it. It's lovely! smile

DillydollyRIP Thu 06-Nov-14 09:34:37

Lots of penguins will fly off of the shelves this year.

missmargot Thu 06-Nov-14 09:35:09

I sobbed. I'm blaming lack of sleep and hormones even though DS is now 10 months old so I need to stop using him as an excuse

RubyFlint Thu 06-Nov-14 09:41:36

Awwww luffly penguins! Very cute. I'm a sucker for a love story though! blush

RudyMentary Thu 06-Nov-14 09:42:03

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DillydollyRIP Thu 06-Nov-14 09:42:35

Monty and Mabel merchandise smile

PassTheCremeEggs Thu 06-Nov-14 09:47:40

Oh FGS why am I in tears now?! I'm such a sucker for a John Lewis Christmas ad. This one is lovely.

SicilianOlives Thu 06-Nov-14 09:48:35

Great, now I feel like an idiot for crying at penguins being in love ! sad

How do they do this, every year ? I'm impressed.

Vagndidit Thu 06-Nov-14 09:50:35

No Lily Allen track was already an improvement ;)

Am already in floods with this one though. Little boy reminds me of my own.

Fierceflora Thu 06-Nov-14 09:51:18

<sobs> yes me too, just lovely.

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Thu 06-Nov-14 09:54:43

I absolutely loved it. I know my dcs will enjoy it too. (wonder if that means we're destined for a few penguin toys here)

Babytinx11 Thu 06-Nov-14 10:17:57

Sat watching it sobbing while DS looked at me like I had grown a second head lol

LittleMissGreen Thu 06-Nov-14 10:29:07

grin I think they must have been reading Osbert. One of my fave Christmas books about a boy who wants a penguin for Christmas. Makes me cry whenever I read it to the DSs as he ends up giving the penguin to a zoo.

ZingOfSeven Thu 06-Nov-14 10:50:05

what a weird advert. I don't get why you are all crying.

oh I know, my cousin is single. I'll just buy her a girl and put her in a pretty box he can open on Christmas morningconfused
Is JL seriously suggesting you can buy love?hmm

and what has a penguin got to do with Christmas?

or what is the message here exactly?

CrumpleHornedSnorkack Thu 06-Nov-14 10:51:18

Thank goodness Zing, I was starting to think I was the only one!

It left me cold (pun very much intended)

mychildrenarebarmy Thu 06-Nov-14 10:55:11

The message is that children have a wonderful imagination and see a lot more beauty in life than boring old grown ups do.

ZingOfSeven Thu 06-Nov-14 11:06:49


phew. <joins arms>

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Thu 06-Nov-14 12:15:04

It's very much like Calvin and Hobbes, which is why I love it.

CrumpleHornedSnorkack Thu 06-Nov-14 12:17:38

It is nothing like Calvin & Hobbes shock Calvin would never have bought a female tiger for Hobbes to hump love, he'd have found the whole idea disgusting, you only have to see the strips with Susie and Mr Bun to see that!

temporaryusername Thu 06-Nov-14 12:32:29

I can't imagine crying at it, I think the penguin looking at people kissing etc is a bit odd, but I do adore penguins and think the penguins are very cute. I like the non love story bits best, where he is hanging out with the family..

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 06-Nov-14 12:44:53

Oh you heart of Stones types <<hoiks>>

It is lovely.
The look on the little penguins face when he sees the loving couples and when the little boy realises that penguins need penguins.

I think it is very poignant .

<<Now, where did I put all those blinking "Happy Feet" toys from 8 years ago................ Rebrand, rename , on eBay >> wink

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Thu 06-Nov-14 13:02:54

What?? Crumple, don't be ridiculous. How many times did Hobbes make comments about how HE would have a tea party with Susie (IIRC her name) or that SHE could take care of him. He had a crush on her, I'm sure of it. grin

Besides, it's the activities that remind me of Calvin and Hobbes, not the need for a female. Although I bet he'd have been happy with a female tiger... provided she didn't eat all his tuna. grin

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Thu 06-Nov-14 13:06:48


CrumpleHornedSnorkack Thu 06-Nov-14 13:34:19

But Calvin would not have done it, that's my point, in the advert it's the boy who gets the companion not the penguin himself.

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