The new John Lewis Christmas ad is a real tear-jerker

Eek. The John Lewis Christmas Advert Is Here!

It’s one of the most anticipated adverts of the year and FINALLY the wait is over. The John Lewis Christmas advert is here. And we can’t contain our excitement!

You know it’s getting close to Christmas when the ads hit the small screens, and with only 47 sleeps until the day itself it’s about time!

After last year’s tear-jerker featuring a bear that always missed the big day and a hare that longed for his buddy, alongside Lily Allen’s haunting Somewhere Only We Know cover, it was going to be hard to top.

‘Monty’s Christmas’ may be even more heart-wrenching than last year’s.

Sam is a cute little boy, who has an even cuter penguin friend, Monty, and although the duo are inseparable, Monty longs for a companion. You can count on John Lewis to save the day as on Christmas morning Sam gives his beloved penguin his own penguin friend, Mabel.

What makes the ad even better is Tom Odell’s rendition of John Lennon’s Real Love that brings us all close to tears. Well, it wouldn’t be Christmas otherwise, would it? 

We’ve got a feeling this is going to be on loop all day. Actually, make that all week.

By Holly Wilson