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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Apparently we got a sneak peak/teaser of the 2016 John Lewis Christmas advert during tonight's X Factor.

Sadly didn't capture the the clips, am hoping someone else might have done.
Last edited by Worzel on 3 November 2016 2:21pm
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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
According to The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/0/john-lewis-christmas-advert-when-is-the-2016-ad-released-what-wi/ posted:
The precise date [of the 2016 advert] is not yet known, but the retailer has said it will be early November. Earmarking Friday, November 4 might be a good idea. Note it down! In PEN!

In the past few years the retailer has chosen to release the advert via YouTube at 8am on the first Friday of November, and last year [2015] the first televisual airing was during Gogglebox on Channel 4 that evening.

To add to the suspense, last year [2015] store bosses released a 10-second teaser alongside a mystery hashtag which appeared during a Sunday night episode of The X Factor the week before - so keep your eyes peeled and don't go and get a cup of tea in the ad breaks.
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remlap Wales Wales Today
From the catalogues:



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London Lite Recently warned London London
Sky Cinema Christmas launches on Saturday, using the Drama/Romance slot.
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remlap Wales Wales Today
Toys R Us still not getting the charm their original ad has.



Harrods:

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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Toys R Us still not getting the charm their original ad has.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJZrPNzAY5A


At least they're still using the classic song, not the awful "I wanna be a Toys R Us kid" they tried using a few years back.
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davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
An advert for an advert? They'll be making trailers for trailers ne... oh.
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Toys R Us still not getting the charm their original ad has.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJZrPNzAY5A


At least they're still using the classic song, not the awful "I wanna be a Toys R Us kid" they tried using a few years back.


They are using that on their shorter product based adverts though.
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remlap Wales Wales Today
Vodafone:

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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Toys R Us still not getting the charm their original ad has.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJZrPNzAY5A


At least they're still using the classic song, not the awful "I wanna be a Toys R Us kid" they tried using a few years back.


I actually think they've done a pretty good job here. It's a nod to how iconic the ad is, although hearing it without the usual singer/backing track really does draw attention to the fact that it's not even a Christmas song.

There are edits that include products etc, and I think they work better than the full song:

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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
That Toys R Us advert is OK, but nothing, absolutely nothing beats the original.

People always associate the Toys R Us advert and music with Christmas even though it wasnt really a specific Christmas advert originally.

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Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
You can tell there's effort in the Toys R Us one, but it's a little bit like Coca Cola getting the Royal Philharmonic to cover "Holidays Are Coming". It's good but it's not right.

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