Christmas commercials can be lame, cheesy, and sometimes down-right annoying. But every now and then..
John Lewis is a UK-retailer who has become well-known for their “Christmas TV adverts.” Last year’s ad went viral featuring a very cool Advent calendar and a young boy who just couldn’t wait for Christmas. It currently has more than 4.4 million views on YouTube.
This year, the folks from John Lewis went in a different direction. Their website describes the story-line as follows:
“The advert’s called ‘The Journey’ and it opens in a family’s snow-covered garden, with children making a snowman and snow woman. When the snowman has mysteriously disappeared the next morning, we’re transported to a magical world as we follow the determined snowman on his epic journey across river, mountain, road and city. The motive for the snowman’s journey isn’t revealed until the last scene, when we see him return on Christmas morning.”
The soundtrack is provided by Gabrielle Aplin who covers “Power of Love” originally released by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Video is posted to Youtube by JohnLewisRetail
If you missed the John Lewis commercial from Christmas 2011, you can take a look here: