McVities have joined the festive party and produced a Christmas advert.
It’s really cute and clever but the John Lewis advert is still my favourite.
McVities went for the adorable animal approach:
Just as Tom Odell’s song, Real Love, was the star of the John Lewis advert for me the star of this advert, again, is the soundtrack.
Perhaps I’m making up this memory but every time I hear that song it always makes me think that this is the first Christmas Number one song in the UK that I can actually remember. Bearing in mind it was 1983 and I was 5 years old but I’m sure I remember sitting around the dinner table while it was playing on Top Of The Pops Christmas special.
In my mind, it was also snowing and I had to walk – with Wellies on – back to my house and then watched the Christmas movie – Raiders Of The Lost Ark. I then played with my new scalextric toy in the dark with only the lights from the Christmas tree…happy days – RIP Brian Hibbard and others who made this a great Christmas memory for me who are no longer with us.
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