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John Lewis Christmas ad: Can Elton scoop the Christmas Number 1?

John Lewis Christmas ad: Can Elton scoop the Christmas Number 1?

Here is the hotly-anticipated John Lewis Christmas advert, starring Elton John. The scene is a sweet reminder of how one special holiday gift - in this case, a piano from the young Reginald Dwight's adoring grandmother - can change a person's life forever.

John Lewis, which has a store at York's Vangard centre, say the new advert shows just how much difference a Christmas present can make.

It opens with a wistful Elton John sitting at what purports to be his first piano, before he starts playing the opening bars to Your Song.

"It's been a lovely opportunity for me to reflect on my life in music and the incredible journey I have been on, and how first playing my grandmother's piano marks the moment when music came into my life".

A "Circle of Life" nostalgic romp, the ad is a attractive tribute to Elton's life and career as the rocker continues his ongoing farewell tour and awaits the release of his biopic, Rocketman, in 2019.

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The two-minute film charts the life of the iconic pop star, using four actors to show key moments in his life, going right back to when he was given his first piano at Christmas. Especially for fans of the legendary Elton John. For now you can view it via one of John Lewis' partners.

The festive advert, which has become a Christmas custom in houses up and down the country, is due to premiere on TV on Thursday at 9.15pm.

John Lewis is not necessarily known for having an extensive musical instrument range but there are a number of them featured on the website.

Beyond the via, John Lewis says this will be its "most ambitious" experiential Christmas campaign to-date, with customers able to experience the ad themselves in its Oxford Street store.

In 2010, Ellie Goulding covered the track for the John Lewis advert that year.


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