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So, what do you folks think of the John Lewis Christmas ad then?

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HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Nov-12 10:16:37


Given the amount of, erm, interest the Asda Christmas ad has generated on Mumsnet in the past few days, we thought it would be interesting/fun to find out how you all feel about the John Lewis Christmas ad.

Do tell!

Sparklingbrook Fri 09-Nov-12 10:26:50

Depressing as ever. sad

ChippingInLovesAutumn Fri 09-Nov-12 10:32:29

Long. I prefer a bit of 'bounce' in a Christmas Ad, but it is cute smile

<I like the ASDA Ad too>

TheSkiingGardener Fri 09-Nov-12 10:32:54

Love it! Kind considerate snowman gets scarf for person he loves, who has been sadly left bereft.

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Fri 09-Nov-12 10:33:21

I liked it blush but then I quite like twee christmas stuff

KinkyDorito Fri 09-Nov-12 10:35:51

Love it too. smile

BedHog Fri 09-Nov-12 10:35:59

Well I was quite enjoying the haunting, evocative introduction to the song until I realised it was the deeply cheesy 'Power of Love'. Some of the photography and rendering is beautiful but there's not much product on show except a saggy pair of gloves and an oversized beret. It doesn't inspire me to go to John Lewis for my Christmas shopping so in that sense it's failed I suppose.

At least Aled Jones isn't singing though!

lubeybooby Fri 09-Nov-12 10:39:51

I love it and I hope it inspires some previously thoughtless/lazy men into actually making an effort with present buying grin

soverylucky Fri 09-Nov-12 10:40:20

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TaggieCampbellBlack Fri 09-Nov-12 10:40:29


CMOTDibbler Fri 09-Nov-12 10:41:21

I liked it, but am not a fan of bouncy bouncy Christmas ads anyway - and the version of Power of Love is fab.

Asda otoh... Christmas seems to bring out a huge amount of sexist assumptions and cliches generally though

cakeymakey Fri 09-Nov-12 10:43:02

I love it. No wonder they couldnt afford a Waitrose ad.

Please note snowmans grim determination face at 25 seconds in. My husband looks exactly like this on Christmas Eve when he sets out to town, coming back with the first unsuitable hat and glove set he can lay his hand on.
Therefore much more realistic than asda ad in our house at least.

BedHog Fri 09-Nov-12 10:45:29

It does glorify shoplifting though, that snowman clearly had no money in his frosty pockets!

And it's so bloody hot in John Lewis I don't reckon he'd have made it into the accessories department, through the long Christmas queues and back out before he started dripping all over the floor.


YouveCatToBeKittenMe Fri 09-Nov-12 10:49:09

BedHog he just took the items off the mannequin in the window with a bit of help from Aled Jones, who just happened to be passing whilst singing "We're walking in the air"

ViviPru Fri 09-Nov-12 10:51:16


Fuck me I'm an emotional wreck.

It makes me want to go to Wales. Not Oxford Street.

I want to embed video in my posts <stamps foot>

SoupDragon Fri 09-Nov-12 10:51:45

Very cute smile I was prepared to hate it as it seemed grey and joyless but the expressions on the snowman's face and the positioning of him are fabulous!

BedHog Fri 09-Nov-12 10:52:32

Aled was complicit in the robbery?!!! shock

Think Songs of Praise might be having words.......


CrikeyOHare Fri 09-Nov-12 10:52:38

Makes me want to turn the heating up.

quoteunquote Fri 09-Nov-12 10:54:05

Hat,glove and scarf set, the most boring present ever, other than a bale of beige towels, which would of been a little more logical.

nice mountain.

WhenShallWeThreeKingsMeetAgain Fri 09-Nov-12 10:55:40

Loved it - big softy that I am.

trumpton Fri 09-Nov-12 10:56:01

That's lovely . The positioning of him in the snowy woods battling against the wind is great . Love it .

Bunnygotwhacked Fri 09-Nov-12 11:01:30

Mr frosty is passive aggressive and clearly needs to work through his ishoo's. Instead he goes on a massive journey in order to bring back implements of torture guilting Ms Frosty into put them on as he tells her all about his hard time fetching them whilst she forces a smile and feels the slow agonising death caused by the toasty hat scarf and gloves
snowperson + warmth = puddle

Bunnygotwhacked Fri 09-Nov-12 11:02:30

envy <-- grinch

Sparklingbrook Fri 09-Nov-12 11:04:17

he should have got her some socks. grin

WrathdePan Fri 09-Nov-12 11:08:53


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