Get your hankies out ... it’s the John Lewis Christmas ad

John Lewis undated handout video still from their latest Christmas TV advert. The retailer has partnered with Age UK for its Christmas ad with a reminder to consumers to consider those who will be alone this year.  The full two-minute ad features the whimsical story of a young girl named Lily as she strikes up a connection with an elderly man who she spies through her telescope living alone on the moon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 6, 2015. See PA story CONSUMER JohnLewis. Photo credit should read: John Lewis/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
John Lewis undated handout video still from their latest Christmas TV advert. The retailer has partnered with Age UK for its Christmas ad with a reminder to consumers to consider those who will be alone this year. The full two-minute ad features the whimsical story of a young girl named Lily as she strikes up a connection with an elderly man who she spies through her telescope living alone on the moon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 6, 2015. See PA story CONSUMER JohnLewis. Photo credit should read: John Lewis/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

In recent years it’s become as much looked-forward to part of Christmas for many, and the John Lewis Christmas advert is back for another year.

The 2015 commercial has been produced in association with Age UK and shines a light on the issue of loneliness at Christmas – and it would bring a tear to a glass eye.

John Lewis customer director Craig Inglis said:”We hope it inspires people to find really special gifts for their loved ones and through our partnership with Age UK, raises awareness of the issue of loneliness amongst older people and encourages others to support in any way they can.”

Set to Oasis track Half the World Away, performed by Norwegian artist Aurora, the latest ad tells the story of a young girl who spies an old man living on the Moon through her telescope.

As has become tradition, the ad then goes on to underline the true meaning of Christmas as the girl tries to wish the man season’s greetings.

If you didn’t catch the ad’s premier on channel 4 last night, we’ll not spoil it for you, check out the video for yourself here.