Parents angered by new John Lewis Christmas Advert for giving away “Santa spoiler”
The highly anticipated 2016 John Lewis Christmas Advert was released this morning (Thursday), but many parents are worried it’s ruining the magic of Christmas for their children.
The John Lewis Christmas Advert never disappoints in delivering all the Christmassy feels and you certainly won’t be able to help smiling at this year’s heart-warming creation starring Buster the Boxer.
However, there’s just one problem. There’s a certain lack of, ahem, Santa.
The advert tells the tale of Buster the Boxer dog who has no bigger Christmas wish than to jump on little girl Bridget’s trampoline.
As Bridget is tucked into bed, her mum closes the curtain so that the six-year-old cannot see her dad building her new gift in the dark.
Bridget comes rushing downstairs towards her new present only to be beaten to it by Boxer who begins bouncing up and down on the trampoline in a state of complete joy.
The ad has been a hit with viewers already, but there is one question on everyone’s lips… Where is Santa Claus?
Parents have complained on Twitter that the new advert is going to raise some tricky questions at home:
— Charlotte Vicente (@LottieVicente) November 10, 2016
#JohnLewis advert has just told children everywhere that parents buy their Christmas presents and not Santa Claus.
— Danielle (@0mfgdanixo) November 10, 2016
John Lewis Christmas advert checklist:
– Cute kid
– Breathy cover song
– Jaw dropping CGI
– INSINUATE THAT SANTA ISN’T REAL#bustertheboxer
— DuckhouseMedia (@DuckhouseMedia) November 10, 2016
Lovely advert – but why is dad building trampoline? Santa spoiler ☹️️ #JohnLewis
— ruby (@rubycarmenmya) November 10, 2016
However, John Lewis have explained Father Christmas’s absence. A spokeswoman for John Lewis said: “We’re sure Father Christmas has also visited Bridget and Buster the night before, this is just an extra special gift from her parents because she loves to bounce.”
Phew. Problem solved.
If you haven’t seen it already, here is the new Christmas advert: