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To really dislike the John Lewis Xmas Advert?

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DirtyDancingCleanLiving Sat 30-Nov-13 22:44:52

I just don't get it.

A bear and a hare...why? Why are they friends?

The hare looks like one of the scary half-dead rabbits from Watership Down. Makes me shudder to look at.


Yanbu. I like the tune but the pictures are horrible. It's a total rip-off of the Watership Down drawings too.

Nyssalina Sat 30-Nov-13 22:46:27

Yes. It's adorable!

dopeysheep Sat 30-Nov-13 22:47:52

Agree. It's shit. And Lily bloody Allen takes huge gulping breaths between the lines she sings, horrible.

WaffilyVersatile Sat 30-Nov-13 22:48:33

I don't like it. The bear is probably going to die because he hasn't hibernated long enough because SOMEONE got him an alarm clock...

DitsyDonkey Sat 30-Nov-13 22:49:03

Yabvvvu.....I adore it, so sweet!

ineedanexcuse Sat 30-Nov-13 22:50:58

I cant stand it. All that squeaky ,breathy singing and the silly storyline. Gah! angry

The whole thing just makes my teeth itch. Too sweet to be wholesome.

namenotmine Sat 30-Nov-13 22:51:24

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DirtyDancingCleanLiving Sat 30-Nov-13 22:52:07

I was really disappointed. John Lewis have got good form for a decent Xmas ad.

My all time favourite ad was the John Lewis 2011. I cry buckets every time I watch it.

Heathcliff27 Sat 30-Nov-13 22:52:43

Aww i love it but my DD4 cries at it because its too sad

Sparklingbrook Sat 30-Nov-13 22:52:46

It's awful. And the Hare reminds me of the rabbits in Watership Down. Horrible.

ThursdayLast Sat 30-Nov-13 22:53:38

It's awful. Too sappy and sickly. And produced too early.

Alfalfalafel Sat 30-Nov-13 22:54:01

I love it. But I am a total sucker for Christmassy cuteness.

GW297 Sat 30-Nov-13 22:57:34

It's not as good as in previous years.

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sat 30-Nov-13 22:58:30

Have a look for the cover of Private Eye this week . grin

Sparklingbrook Sat 30-Nov-13 22:58:39

I don't like John Lewis either (controversial) but cashing in or what? Ker-ching!

sillymillyb Sat 30-Nov-13 23:00:07

I was vey dissapointed. I wanted a good cry and instead just sat watching it thinking wtf?!

intitgrand Sat 30-Nov-13 23:03:19

pretentious twaddle

Nyssalina Sat 30-Nov-13 23:03:39

It's true, it's not a patch on the 2011 Christmas Advert - that one makes me well up every time I watch it! grin

ThursdayLast Sat 30-Nov-13 23:04:26

That is cracking!

iklFaceOfBooe Sat 30-Nov-13 23:04:47

I don't like it. Or the breathy, glottal stop filled song that goes with it.

insummeritreinsdeer Sat 30-Nov-13 23:05:46

YANBU. Leaves me totally cold. Really dislike the song choice, too.

I don't think they'll ever beat their own advert from 2011 with the little boy waiting for Christmas. They got it so right then. I think a lot of it is down to the music, the right song can make or break an advert.

The little boy one, with Please, Please, Please is perfect - absolutely adore it.

TheRobberBride Sat 30-Nov-13 23:06:46

YANBU. It's awful. Schmaltzy and saccharine. Can't stand the soundtrack either.

squoosh Sat 30-Nov-13 23:06:59

I associate John Lewis as being the ultimate English shop, and I may be wrong but I don't think that brown bears are often spotted in the English countryside. Maybe a squirrel or a badger would have been a better idea.

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