Elton John Stars In This Year's John Lewis Christmas Advert

Oscar Cross
November 16, 2018

After many rumours, we can confirm that Sir Elton John stars in this year's John Lewis Christmas advert.

The story begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton's life, right until the moment he received the special gift of his grandmother's piano that changed his life forever.

Music fans will surely enjoy watching a series of lookalike actors portray the rock "n" roll legend at various stages in his storied career - the clip nearly plays more like a commercial for the forthcoming Elton biopic Rocketman, or for John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, than for John Lewis itself - or the commercial's dazzling, arena-worthy production value. "I hope audiences will watch this and really enjoy the national treasure that is Elton John".

Instead, the ad reverses the order of events and comes to focus on the moment young Elton first sat down to play his grandmother's piano.

The John Lewis Christmas campaign has so many warm memories for me and my family.


The festive advert, which has become a Christmas custom in houses up and down the country, is due to premiere on TV on Thursday at 9.15pm. Especially for fans of the legendary Elton John.

"This is a story that when you strip it all back, it's a story about a little boy who got a piano and how that thoughtful gift had an impact on his life".

However, a John Lewis Partnership press release appeared to refute this cost.

One said: "canny believe I'm saying this but The John Lewis advert is legit the least Christmassy thing I've ever seen it's just an advert for Elton johns new film?"

Some may remember that it is the second time "Your Song" has been used by John Lewis to promote their festive offerings, as Ellie Goulding performed her rendition for the 2010 advert.

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