Daily Archives: 14, November 2011

Christmas, John Lewis style

I’m not the kind of person who listens to Christmas music right after Halloween, or puts the tree up right after Thanksgiving. As far as I’m concerned, November 14th is way too early to be even contemplating the holiday season.

But the latest Christmas advert by British retailer John Lewis, which was released a few days ago, absolutely has gotten me into the Christmas spirit. Watch.

This advert just captures the magic of Christmas in Britain to me.

Some fans of The Smiths are up in arms about the use of a cover of “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” for such commercialism, but I like it.

(It should be noted that “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” was used in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” as well as “Pretty in Pink” so am failing to see the big whoop.)