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  • allthegear
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    …that somehow reduces me to tears every year??

    This is beautiful. [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N8axp9nHNU[/video]

    Rachel

    Jamie
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    This one does it for me…

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0-2n8JHc1M[/video]

    …floods of tears every time.

    crikey
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    …all that talent, all that expense, all that money.
    To sell stuff.
    Yup, I understand why you feel like crying…

    allthegear
    Member

    Miserable beggars on here – remind me of my dad!! 🙂

    Jamie
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    Tell your Dad, I like the cut of his jib, Rachel 8)

    He would probably like this…

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9eGSsXLRB0[/video]

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    The John Lewis one is brilliant, just a couple of sticks and a carrot to show emotion. Some serious talent there

    Premier Icon fadda
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    I’m with you, Rachel, I like it.

    Good version, too 🙂

    glupton1976
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    I like this non-advert video.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0fAnwX76aI[/video]

    crikey
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    As Charlie says; ‘We’ve become a species that weeps at adverts for shops.’

    Get a grip, for everyones sake. It’s not great art, it’s to make you give money to people for shit that you probably don’t want to buy and that they probably don’t need.

    Kuco
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    First time I saw it tonight and googled the music seems to be just a cut down version of Power of Love and not a full song 🙁

    Jamie
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    Fun times in the Crikey household, this Christmas then…

    First time I saw it tonight and googled the music seems to be just a cut down version of Power of Love and not a full song

    Did the same last year. Took a classic song, and butchered it.

    crikey
    Member

    Fun times in the Crikey household, this Christmas then…

    We won’t be crying at sodding adverts, I can guarantee that much!

    Jamie
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    We won’t be crying at sodding adverts, I can guarantee that much!

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    It’s not great art

    Nope, it’s not art but it IS very well done

    it’s to make you give money to people for shit that you probably don’t want to buy and that they probably don’t need.

    I’d happily settle for gloves and a scarf every time, oh and socks. The trick is in not spending much money but finding the time to get something appropriate. Long term faves are a multitool I’ve had for 10 years now and a park triple allen key.

    Runs off to watch it again to upset crikey

    crikey
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    Bah Humbug Bollocks to the lot of you!

    I like Christmas, I enjoy Christmas, I celebrate Christmas in a hearty and pagan way.

    I don’t fall for all that advertising/marketing bullshit.

    Crying at the poor ickle snowman going to the big shop to buy his snowlady some lovely gloves? Really?

    GTF.

    umop3pisdn
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    Chill people. It’s a bloody good advert, eh?

    Kuco
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    **** me just read it cost £6 million to make 😯

    legend
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    Snowmen don’t act for free you know

    YETIboyJAY
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    Crock of shite. It’s the Coca Cola ones for me, now thats the start of christmas. Ha ha

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Last years was good, in a rose-tinted – looking back at childhood sort of way. Classic tune helped.

    joao3v16
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    Does everybody somehow forget the John Lewis exists in the 11 months since the previous Christmas?

    I can only assume we do seeing as they spend £6m reminding us they’re there.

    Christmas occurs exactly every 12 months, so it really shouldn’t come as a surprise.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    6 million quid, you gotta be shitting me!

    I think that nicely sums up the hypocrisy of xmas and advertising in general

    deluded
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xfiqrkV_ZqI[/video]

    Xmas in Scotland.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    First time I saw it tonight and googled the music seems to be just a cut down version of Power of Love and not a full song

    She was on the Radio today, I was only half listening but sure it’s being released.

    And here you go.

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-power-of-love-single/id575534367?affId=1930871

    MrNutt
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    I was horrified to realise that Halfords are using “Into the valley” as their christmas music!!

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9udxbvHiqGw[/video]

    user-removed
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    No, it’s not art, but it uses elements of art to elicit an emotional response. And actually, it does it very well. I didn’t actually tear up, but I was moved (after being determined not to be) and *that* is what artists aim for, in the main.

    If I had a budget of six mill, I would pay someone to punch people in the balls at 20p a punch. But no-one would come to my shop 😥

    EDIT: Oh and Mr Nutt – they’ve been using that music all year and the ad was bloody brilliant.

    tessayates
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    Can’t say that advertising and marketing have any impact on me whatsoever.

    deadlydarcy
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    Can’t say that advertising and marketing have any impact on me whatsoever.

    Reminds me of someone…

    Anyone…?

    tessayates
    Member

    Reminds me of someone…

    Is this guess who?

    Are you a shouty Southerner with a Napolean complex?

    deadlydarcy
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    Are you a shouty Southerner with a Napolean complex?

    Yeah, probably

    joao3v16
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    The question is: other than the life-changing experience watching the ad, did any of you get an inexplicable urge to shop at John Lewis?

    If not, it’s an utter waste of £6m.

    Jamie
    Member

    If not, it’s an utter waste of £6m.

    I think Rachel popped in to get some tissues…

    So only £5,999,998 wasted.

    …probably less than that, as I imagine tissues are quite pricey in JL.

    Pigface
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    I liked it, that is all.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    I think it’s Waitrose for tissues…unless they have some in the haberdashery department.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    They will price match. It’s in their charter. So if you paid £2 for tissues, without getting them to check poundland’s price, who’s the mug now eh?

    Jamie
    Member

    You’re so right, Jon.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Does everybody somehow forget the John Lewis exists in the 11 months since the previous Christmas?

    Nah, they did their ‘never knowingly undersold’ ad a couple of months ago, with the parallel lives, that was good.

    I can’t believe how strongly people (well Crikey) feel about this sort of thing, crazy!

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Yeah always make me laugh it’s hardly something new advertising and even more so at Xmas.

    yunki
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    😆 at the angry misanthropes..
    I used to be like that, you grow out of it eventually.. 😀

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