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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.


BreconBeBuggered Sun 01-Dec-13 00:25:20

The bear represents your typical parent on Christmas morning. Knackered beyond all reason and only subduing the impulse to murder the little sod who woke you up at 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 o' fucking clock in the spirit of the season. And having to pretend to be delighted at another poxy present to boot.

Quite like the advert now I've got that off me chest.

SomethingOnce Sun 01-Dec-13 01:15:02

It's a bit boring.

And Lily Allen and her bloody glottal stops...

ShylaMcCall Sun 01-Dec-13 01:29:26

Brecon I love that interpretation.

Droflove Sun 01-Dec-13 01:34:17

If I hear of one more person crying watching

Buttercup4 Sun 01-Dec-13 01:50:52

I don't understand why anyone would cry at the end?! confused But then I didn't understand why anyone would cry at the end of Toy Story 3...

GoshAnneGorilla Sun 01-Dec-13 02:10:12

The animation looks really cheap and I hated the original song and detest Lily Allan's cover even more.

daisychain01 Sun 01-Dec-13 04:16:50

I enjoy the advert, proud of JL being a great British store and a wonderful one at that.

The hare is far better than having a sentimental Disney'd rabbit, that is why Watership Down was a decent movie, it didnt sugarcoat the story, it was a bit edgy.

Not convinced about the bear at all (um, do they really hibernate like hedgehogs and squirrels?)

I was amazed yesterday to see a hedgehog still up and about, snuffling and grubbing around in the leaves. Must be a very mild Autumn....

squoosh Sun 01-Dec-13 04:47:41


Um, yes, of course bears hibernate, just not in John Lewis land i.e the UK. Brown bears are to be found in Eurasia and North America.

squoosh Sun 01-Dec-13 04:49:17

Do some people actually think bears are to be found in the British countryside??

Oh dear.

namenotmine Sun 01-Dec-13 12:21:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

theimposter Sun 01-Dec-13 20:47:59

Not a massive fan; much prefer the Boots one with the hoody kid looking like he is causing trouble but actually dropping nice gifts in. Better song too...

BabyMummy29 Sun 01-Dec-13 20:50:39

Glad it's not just me - soppy cartoon accompanied by Lily Allen's awful warbling

Preciousbane Sun 01-Dec-13 20:58:09

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notthefirstagainstthewall Sun 01-Dec-13 21:07:57

theimposter Yes, much more enjoyable ad.

However I didn't remember it was Boots. I will remember JL however because the ad is horrible. What have woodland creatures (from various Continents) got to do with Christmas? Apart from the fact more of them get eaten.

southeastastra Sun 01-Dec-13 21:11:31

aw i saw a little toddler mesmerised by the ad (that was showing instore) in JL today. was v sweet. meh to you all grin

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