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.)


Posted on 14, November 2011, in TV and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I love this ad too! It reminds me of my childhood when I wanted to see if my parents were pleased with the gift I had bought. Also when my youngest was desperate to tell me what my gift was and when I refused to guess said ‘ dont buy a calendar !’

  2. oh Mother…. I was just about to say… I remember that feeling. and I believe the words were ‘don’t buy a fred basset calendar’

    if only we had known how hard jack russel calenders were to buy!

  3. Very cute video. 🙂

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