Thursday, 15 November 2012

It’s definitely getting near to Christmas when you see the John Lewis Christmas advert. I love them because they don’t bombard you with the stuff they’re selling like the other shops do. 

They're always classy and send a slushy sentimental message about love and that’s what Christmas is about really. Not the crass commercial mountains of presents, just getting something special for someone you love.

So here’s this year’s advert called The Journey where a little girl’s snowman goes on his own personal journey but I won’t spoil it and tell you why. 

Just watch the advert and listen to the lovely version of The Power of Love by Gabrielle Aplin. Much nicer than the Frankie Goes to Hollywood's version! 

Want to see some earlier ones?

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2010 


  1. Oh brilliant..I hadnt seen it yet: have now! Thanks for the link!

  2. I really try not to watch adverts if I can help it. I tape movies with adverts, and zip right through the adverts when I watch the movies.

  3. Ah but this one is more of a lovely little story not like other adverts at all. That's why it's special!

  4. We don't have John Lewis stores but you can bet I would be going there after seeing these great commercials. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Well now, that was lovely!

    A few observations:

    1. I've never seen a snowman go so far for love. I was really worried for him as he prepared to cross that stream!

    2. I've never seen a snow woman with a wig of pine needles. Beautiful!

    3. I've never heard the Frankie Goes to Hollywood version of that song.

    Thanks for today's smile, and for showing me the only ad I'm sure to really like this season.

  6. This is really a beautiful advert, Winifred. I hadn't seen it. Love it.

  7. Well...I enjoyed that. By the way...I have an award for you at my place.

  8. I have also made a great site about anti procrastination. By the way, I love your website, videos, articles and pictures and so on. Keep up the good work. See ya.

  9. I left you an award on my post today.

  10. John Lewis always come up with classy adverts, but I have to admit I haven't shopped there for over a year now! I've done all my shopping on-line this year!

  11. Thanks for sharing that Winifred. I really enjoyed the journey and the singer. I miss your blog posts...but it sounds like you are really busy. That has happened to me also.


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