The John Lewis Christmas advert is here

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Photo credit: John Lewis
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Surprise! The 2021 John Lewis Christmas advert is officially here, giving you the perfect excuse to deck the halls with boughs of holly.

The theme this year is an 'Unexpected Guest', as viewers watch schoolboy Nathan make friends with Skye, an alien who has fallen to earth in a spaceship. The accompanying song is a cover of 'Together in Electric Dreams' by Lola Young, a 20 year old singer-songwriter from South London.

We don't know about you lot, but festivities have already started in our house. Whether it's the Christmas decorations, the fairy lights or the door wreaths, we are all over it this year, and are trying to make Christmas as long and as happy as possible.

Photo credit: John Lewis
Photo credit: John Lewis

And it looks like John Lewis are right there with us, revealing their Christmas advert for 2021 today [4 November], a whole 10 days earlier than they unveiled last year's advert. This year, it's all about a young boy, Nathan, who is trying to explain Christmas for the first time to an alien, Skye.

The John Lewis advert is entitled 'Unexpected Guest', Skye, who falls to earth on her spaceship in the build up to the Big Day. The official press release reads, "We take viewers on a magical Christmas journey, all through the eyes of the lead characters, a young boy called Nathan and the space traveller, Skye. Nathan discovers and befriends Skye, who has landed in the woods beside his home.

Photo credit: John Lewis
Photo credit: John Lewis

"Their friendship develops as Nathan introduces Skye to many of his family’s festive traditions and brings them to life for her in the woods.They decorate the tree with fairy lights, celebrate the tradition of eating and hosting together, as he encourages her to try her first mince pie, and he also introduces her to the joy of thoughtful gifting by giving her his Christmas jumper. Through these shared moments, we see the magic of Christmas through the eyes of someone who has never experienced it before."

The hero product this year is a sweet Christmas jumper with a tree on the front.

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