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A Christmas Carol Part One
John Lewis Christmas advert Show all Monty and Sam do everything together and the advert follows them playing happily through the year, from hide and seek to football. The staggering success of "Monty the Penguin" in has bogged John Lewis down a bit in recent years. The John Lewis Christmas adverts have always hinged, in part, on the musical choices, usually a cover of a famous tune.
In , a year before it truly set the bar for lovely Christmas storytelling with "The Long Wait," the brand ran a spot called "A Tribute to Givers" that featured an Ellie Goulding cover of "Your Song. The time-traveling new spot, bookended by John, now 71, playing the same piano he was given as a child, beautifully captures the priceless value of the best kinds of gifts—ones that help a natural gift or passion to flourish. Seb Edwards of Academy Films does a nice job directing the largely period piece, with a camera that swirls through the years and lighting cues that nicely shine on different eras.
And if John himself brings some baggage that complicates the spot for some viewers, the storytelling of the video—taken on its own—is extremely well done. Our only real question is: How on earth did they find a 4-year-old who looks exactly like the man?! A lifelong reflection on a gift for the gifted.