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173 replies

RainbowZebraWarrior · 09/11/2023 07:18

Erm.

Different.

No breathy singing and tear jerker this year.

Anyone else seen it?

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RainbowZebraWarrior · 09/11/2023 07:19

Just to add, it's available to watch now if you're a JL account holder and have the app. I think it's released officially on telly tonight.

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YourNameGoesHere · 09/11/2023 07:22

I've just posted on the Christmas adverts thread. It's really fucking odd, the music, the theme the whole concept is just weird. I genuinely had to double check it was the actual advert. It's just totally bizarre.

PawPrintsInMyPansies · 09/11/2023 07:27

Yep. I’ll repeat my comment from the Christmas ads thread.

I thought the JL ad was really weird.

weird music and not sure what Little Shop Of Horrors has to do with Christmas.

Also, that shop needs to be reported to Trading Standards. Perfect Christmas Tree my arse!

TeaMistress · 09/11/2023 07:27

It's certainly erm....different. Not the best choice.

Whinge · 09/11/2023 07:29

It's one of the worst adverts i've ever seen. The music doesn't work and it's far too loud. I honestly think Mumsnetters could have done a better job filming their family and featuring a MN chicken. I dread to think what the merchandise will be.

FitAt50 · 09/11/2023 07:29

They changed the agency who do all their Christmas adverts. This one is awful and I predict lots of backlash.

Whinge · 09/11/2023 07:31

I thought the advert with the aliens was a low point, but that one looks like a masterpiece when compared to the new one. 😅

YourNameGoesHere · 09/11/2023 07:31

Whinge · 09/11/2023 07:29

It's one of the worst adverts i've ever seen. The music doesn't work and it's far too loud. I honestly think Mumsnetters could have done a better job filming their family and featuring a MN chicken. I dread to think what the merchandise will be.

Excuse the link to the sun but it's the first one I found.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/money/24669143/buy-john-lewis-christmas-advert-toys-pyjamas/amp/

Those pyjamas pictured are just...

How to buy John Lewis Christmas advert merchandise including plush toys

JOHN Lewis has done it again, tugging at our heart-strings with this year’s Christmas advert featuring Snapper the Venus flytrap. And there’s even better news for fans who’ve been won over by the m…

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/money/24669143/buy-john-lewis-christmas-advert-toys-pyjamas/amp

Whinge · 09/11/2023 07:34

@YourNameGoesHere

JOHN Lewis has done it again, tugging at our heart-strings with this year’s Christmas advert featuring Snapper the Venus flytrap.

Did they watch the same advert? 🤣🤣

LittleMonks11 · 09/11/2023 07:35

Just watched it. Very odd. There's something wrong with me because I still cried when the rejected plant got sad. I think I'm genetically programmed to cry at JL adverts. Opera singing was grating. I prefer a weepy soggy ballad to help the tears flow freely. If they did change the agency it shows.

Themostimportantpart · 09/11/2023 07:36

I like the message of doing it your own way to create new traditions but it is quite bizarre.

LittleMonks11 · 09/11/2023 07:40

I think they could of gone with a message along the lines of children being the same all across the world - just wanting to feel safe and loved at Christmas rather than wanting the next big thing. I'll do the next one. And I'll choose the music. Just contact my agent.

piscofrisco · 09/11/2023 07:41

I actually really like it! Makes a change from the usual massacre of a decent song and I found it quite cheery.

TulipTuesday · 09/11/2023 07:43

LittleMonks11 · 09/11/2023 07:35

Just watched it. Very odd. There's something wrong with me because I still cried when the rejected plant got sad. I think I'm genetically programmed to cry at JL adverts. Opera singing was grating. I prefer a weepy soggy ballad to help the tears flow freely. If they did change the agency it shows.

Same! 😆 why did I cry for fucks sake?!

FuckoffeeBeforeCoffee · 09/11/2023 07:43

Disappointed.

MyCircumference · 09/11/2023 07:43

i liked it, might have a hint of tears

sep135 · 09/11/2023 07:44

Bizarre. I couldn't pick up the lyrics of the song either.

The dragon and the monster under the bed were great though.

RandomUserName11 · 09/11/2023 07:44

I thought it was pretty good. Made me laugh anyway

YourNameGoesHere · 09/11/2023 07:45

I'm genuinely surprised anyone cried at it. Unless the tears were because it was so awful.

ShowOfHands · 09/11/2023 07:45

It made me laugh. It's quirky. Much prefer it to previous offerings.

MyCircumference · 09/11/2023 07:45

i was upset for the plant

RainbowZebraWarrior · 09/11/2023 07:46

YourNameGoesHere · 09/11/2023 07:45

I'm genuinely surprised anyone cried at it. Unless the tears were because it was so awful.

🤣

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MyCircumference · 09/11/2023 07:46

but it made me laugh, so i liked it!

FuckoffeeBeforeCoffee · 09/11/2023 07:46

If you scroll down on the home page you can "shop the ad"

John Lewis Ad
LittleMonks11 · 09/11/2023 07:47

YourNameGoesHere · 09/11/2023 07:45

I'm genuinely surprised anyone cried at it. Unless the tears were because it was so awful.

It's an illness. Please show some compassion for the John Lewis Christmas Advert Criers.

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