It’s become as highly regarded as the Coco Cola advert as the bench-mark for the Christmas season and finally the John Lewis advert is here, and I couldn’t be more excited! Seeing as last year’s Bear and Hare was my all-time favourite advert, this year has a lot to live up to.

Having watched it, I have to say on first impressions, it doesn’t quite give me that fuzzy festive feeling I was hoping for but penguins do hold a bit of a special place in my heart! Following Lily Allens cover of Somewhere Only We Know by Keane last year, 2014’s music is supplied by the lovely Tom Odell covering The Beatle’s Real Love; a haunting and beautiful addition to the film.

I won’t give too much away, but the message behind the ad is that “if you’re looking for love and companionship. You can buy it at John Lewis.” A little sickly sweet if you ask me but Monty the penguin is enough to force an “aww” out of the biggest of Christmas scrooge’s.

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