It must be nearly Christmas. The stores are laying all their Christmas stock out for us to pick through in the hope of inspiration. I’ve yet to hear “Merry Xmas Everybody”, but it’s only a matter of time.
When I was a kid, I used to look forwards to some of the TV Christmas adverts, most notably Woolworths, which seemed to have a different cast list of stars each year (most of whom are now either dead or in prison), or maybe Brut 33, to see if there was a new “‘Enry’s Hammer” soap-on-a-rope to add to my list to leave out for Santa.
Nowadays, it seems the most fuss is over whatever schmaltz the ad-men who have the John Lewis account have conjured up this year. I understand from Twitter that it’s been shown – I haven’t seen it, but then it’s only November 12th so there’s plenty of time – and I’m led to believe (again, from Twitter, so you know…large pinch of salt, and all that) that it involves a dog on a trampoline.
If they haven’t got a piano based rework, by an unknown winsome female singer, of this as the soundtrack, then they’ve missed a trick: