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John Lewis Commercial (2010 - 2011)

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John Lewis Commercial

Winter 2010
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Plot / Description

"Christmas 2010" 
This commercial shows people getting ready for Christmas and the holiday season by sneaking around. They are trying to buy, move, and wrap their presents for everyone without letting the receiver see what they are doing. First we see two young children sitting on a couch watching TV, from outside, the parents carry in a huge stuffed pony, and the kids never even turn around to look at them. Next, a man at work is trying to wrap a set of candlesticks, but his fingers are covered in tape and he can't seem to get the job done. A little girl in the back seat of a car thinks no one will guess what her present is, but it is clearly in the shape of a watering can for plants. A young man is in the library wrapping up a new purse for his wife/girlfriend when she happens to come through the door, and he has to hid everything under the table. We come back to the guy at work still trying to wrap his candlesticks, and the wrapping paper is a mess and the candles are sticking out of the top. Another man at an auto shop does his wrapping at work too, so his wife won't see the teapot he got her. A mother keeps her kids presents up in the attic, and the ad ends with a little boy hanging a stocking out on the doghouse for his lovable pet.

Voiceover / Dialog / Script / Spoken Word

It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside 
I'm not one of those who can easily hide 
I don't have much money, but boy if I did 
I'd buy a big house where we both could live 
And you could tell everybody this is your song 
It might be quite simple, but now that it's done 
I hope you don't mind 
I hope you don't mind 
That I put down in the words 
How wonderful life is now you're in the world

Written Text

For those who care about showing they care. 
John Lewis