Christmas season kicks off with heartwarming commercials from John Lewis, Boots and M&S

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“What happens when a #UnexpectedGuest lands in your forest?” You show them how Christmas is made, of course… ”That’s the slogan of this year’s John Lewis commercial, which tells the magical story of 14-year-old Nathan, who discovers that an unexpected guest and traveler from the space, Skye, landed in the woods next to her house.

The British retailer is famous for its heartwarming Christmas announcements in recent years.

In the 2021 ad, Nathan introduces Skye to the traditions of the season, from decorating the tree to eating tarts, and as their friendship grows, we see the magic of Christmas through someone’s eyes. one who is experiencing it for the very first time.

Today it appears as a starting point for the Christmas campaigns of many major brands. Marks and Spencer also unveiled their Christmas commercial and it’s exciting: for the first time in 30 years, the legendary Percy Pig is speaking. Of course, Percy doesn’t have just any old voice – Tom Holland is behind the voice.

In the ad, the festive fairy – voiced by Dawn French – accidentally drops her wand and makes Percy Pig become real. Percy, unleashed in the aisles of the supermarket, discovers all the delicious festive favorites on offer.

“I have loved Percy Pigs for as long as I can remember, and when I was asked to be his voice – his very first voice – it took me less than a second to say yes,” said the Spider-Man Holland star.

Tom Holland voices Percy Pig in M&S 2021 Christmas commercial

“Getting the right sniff was a challenge, but I hope I got it right and you all like what you hear. I considered requesting a lifetime supply of Percy Pigs, but thought I needed to save some room for all this amazing M&S Christmas food!

Boots also unveiled their Christmas ad today, announcing their “Bags Of Joy” theme.

Starring BAFTA-nominated actress Jenna Coleman as “Joy” and directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper, the film “Bags of Joy” tells the story of Joy and her magic bag that the power to make her Christmas truly magical and give the perfect gifts to her friends and family for every occasion.

The Boots campaign celebrates the joy of spending time with loved ones over Christmas, a sentiment that won over the ad star.

Jenna Coleman stars in the Christmas Boots commercial
Jenna Coleman stars in the Christmas Boots commercial

“I love Christmas and have always loved Christmas movies. Working on ‘bags of joy’ with Tom, and the beautiful imagination he brought, creating this magical little movie felt really special to me,” Coleman said.

“Celebrating family, togetherness and the sheer joy of giving mixed with a healthy dose of festive magic and charm was so poignant this year. I hope people enjoy watching it as much as we did watching it. to do.”

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