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Sainsbury's Commercial (2016 - 2017)

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Sainsbury's Commercial

Fall/Winter 2016
 
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Plot / Description

Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert – a joyous Christmas musical created in stop frame animation featuring vocals by James Corden. It tells the story of Dave, a hard-working and devoted Dad, who realises that the greatest gift he can give people this Christmas is his time.  
 
As the first snow falls, we find our hero Dave caught up in the Christmas whirlwind – all he wants to do is to get home to spend time with his family, but all sorts of Christmas duties and calamities are getting in his way. That is until he sees a gingerbread man on his daughter’s bedside table that they’ve made to look like him. That gives him a genius brainwave… 
 
This year, we’ve worked in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital to help families be together. Over 50% of children treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital are from outside of London, so we’re raising money to fund accommodation that means patients’ families can stay close by in difficult times.  
 
Gather your family around to enjoy this very special Christmas story. #ChristmasIsForSharing 
 
"Sainsbury's OFFICIAL Christmas advert 2016 -The Greatest Gift"

Voiceover

(Lyrics) Another year older 
Where do they go to? 
It's a mystery 
Now it's December, so much to remember 
Before Christmas Eve 
I'm already late and my train is delayed 
Disruption on the line 
I race into work and the place is berserk 
Yes, it's Christmas time 
 
I want to find the greatest gift I can give my family 
But right now I don't have time to breathe 
 
The streets are chaotic, the shops idiotic 
There's a queue for the queue 
A granny's taking her time at the front of the line 
Ninety-one, ninety-two 
There's a party at work, and the manager's twerkin' 
Inappropriately 
To top off the day another train is delayed 
It's a catastrophe 
 
Christmas time is here 
I'd like to spend the time with the ones I love so dear 
 
I'm tryin' to find the greatest gift I can give my family 
I don't have time, there's only one of me 
Tell me how do people do it all? 
I'll never get it done 
If only there were a way to be 
In two places at once 
 
Wait! That gives me an idea! 
 
If I wasn't alone, what if I had a clone 
I could do so much more 
It would all be a breeze 
With a couple more mes 
I'd have time galore 
 
I want to find the greatest gift I can give my family 
The greatest gift I can give if me 
 
Now I can meet with the boss 
And empty out my inbox all simultaneously 
Leaving me time to spend with my family and friends 
Where I want to be 
 
I want to find the greatest gift I can give my family 
The greatest gift that I can give is me 
I want to find the greatest gift I can give my family 
The greatest gift that I can give is me 
I want to find the greatest gift I can give my family 
The greatest gift, the greatest gift that I can give 
Is me

Written Text

Christmas is for Sharing 
Sainsbury's 
Helping families be together 
Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity