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John Lewis Ad

173 replies

RainbowZebraWarrior · 09/11/2023 07:18



No breathy singing and tear jerker this year.

Anyone else seen it?

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Mangolover123 · 09/11/2023 16:00

I loved it!

BeingGivenMoney · 09/11/2023 16:19

Very odd…….but I really liked it!

I wish they hadn’t included the scenes where he was kicked out and replaced with a typical Christmas tree though, he should have just been the family Christmas tree for the duration of the advert as it would have been much more cheerful. I’ve never understood why the JL Christmas adverts have to include some form of sadness and upset in them? Is there a reason for it?

Needmorelego · 09/11/2023 16:46

@BeingGivenMoney you need the sadness to remind you that retail therapy will make it all better 😂

LadyEloise1 · 09/11/2023 16:54

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.

I thought it was awful too.

DwightDFlysenhower · 09/11/2023 17:11

I liked the Asda one this year.

My favourite John Lewis ones are Monty the penguin, and the snowman going to get his wife a present.

I think my favourite ever is Sainsbury's Mog's Christmas.

lollipoprainbow · 09/11/2023 17:56

I love it, beats smug adverts of perfect family Christmases all sitting at a table groaning with food. !!

lollipoprainbow · 09/11/2023 17:59

Redlorryyellowlorryblue · 09/11/2023 08:49

Just awful! I hated the music too.

My favourite ad was the little boy waiting to give his gift to his parents. That one made me cry.

Same !!

MyCircumference · 09/11/2023 18:32

i liked the Amazon one too, was singing along

JMTWords · 09/11/2023 18:37

Oohyoudaftbat · 09/11/2023 14:54

Did anyone else think it was Matt Berry singing at first? 😂

Yes! 😂

FuckingAnnoyed · 09/11/2023 18:56

Was very disappointed - thought it was rubbish.

mauveiscurious · 09/11/2023 19:16

So so dismal, go and sit in the corner JL

JewelleryCat · 09/11/2023 19:24

I’ve finally watched it. I thought it was weird and sweet at the same time but also a bit meh. I watched it with the volume off so can’t comment on the music lol but reading some if the comments makes me glad I had the volume off

HeavenCANTwait · 09/11/2023 19:26


I think it really pushes home that kids like the weirdest presents

WowIlikereallyhateyou · 09/11/2023 19:29

FinallyFinalGirl · 09/11/2023 12:39

Why is it always little boys in these ads?? Just once I'd like to see Christmas in these ads through the eyes of a little girl.

Sainsburys has a girl in it, and i love Rick Astley’s cameo too!

ilovebrie8 · 09/11/2023 20:21

Loved it! Well done JL with this one

FinallyFinalGirl · 09/11/2023 20:25


I haven't seen that one!! At last! Wonders never cease I guess!!

ChipButtiesRule · 09/11/2023 20:50

I quite liked it!

Mountaindhew · 09/11/2023 21:36

It has total Day of the Triphid vibes for me - that programed totally terrified me as a kid- though I dare say you need to be of a certain age!

RainbowZebraWarrior · 09/11/2023 22:21

I've watched it four or five times now. I'm not overwhelmed about the ad, but I'm now loving the song. Apparently the translation is "Life is a Celebration"

I now have an earworm of The Kids from Fame with a song of the same title. Tune! (You have to be of a certain age to have heard of this)

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Mindovermatter247 · 09/11/2023 22:29

I have to say I’m not a fan… bit of an odd one tbh…

Sartre · 09/11/2023 22:43

Ahh I’ve been looking forward to this ad but this one totally fell flat. The music is so weird, the whole idea is weird tbh. I loved last years ad, it was one of my favourites.

WidowedMum · 09/11/2023 22:59

Just here in solidarity with the criers (why do we do it?!), didn’t love or hate it but my DD thoroughly enjoyed it, first advert she’s actually watched without moaning!


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TitilatedOcelot · 10/11/2023 00:39

Oohyoudaftbat · 09/11/2023 14:54

Did anyone else think it was Matt Berry singing at first? 😂

Yes! Had to google to find out who it was, surprised it was Andrea!

Openmouthinsertfood · 10/11/2023 01:19

I loved it, made me chuckle! Xmas Grin

newfriend05 · 10/11/2023 01:46

It's rubbish.. best one to me was the little dragon

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