‘Tis the season. You know what that means. Shit music, dry turkey, disappointing gifts, and an opportunity to day-drink while arguing with family members you haven’t seen for the previous twelve months. Merry Christmas. But perhaps more importantly than all that, it also means Christmas ads. Including the most hotly anticipated of the lot: the John Lewis Christmas advert.
This year ushered in a new era for the brand with Saatchi & Saatchi and Megaforce taking up the reins. And they took it in the only logical direction they could: a giant CGI Venus flytrap. Of course, it was right in front of us this whole time! So, what do we reckon? Too much Christmas cheese? Amusingly absurd or sickeningly saccharine? Jury’s out, you decide.
Getting legendary opera singer Andrea Bocelli involved was a proper coup, though. The team had worried that booking him was going to blow their entire budget but were relieved to find out he was only a tenor. Feel free to shove that one up your Christmas cracker.Read Original Story