WATCH the John Lewis Christmas advert now!

It's just so damn sad

by Emmeline Saunders |
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It's officially time to get stuck into the festive season! The John Lewis 2015 Christmas advert has been released, and, obviously, it's a real tearjerker.

The ad is all about athe man on the moon, and features a little-known Norwegian singer called Aurora who sings the Oasis track Half The World Away.


In recent years the ads have featured Monty the Penguin, a cartoon Bear and the Hare, and a Snowman looking for hats and gloves for his Snowlady.

John Lewis Christmas ad 2014

Until now John Lewis has kept the 2015 ad closely under its bobble hat; simply teasing a clip during Sunday night’s X Factor with a picture of the moon overlaid with the hashtag #OnTheMoon.

The Sun claims Noel Gallagher, who penned the Oasis song, will be raking in thousands of pounds from the ad.

John Lewis Christmas ad 2013

The song was also the theme tune for long-running comedy series The Royle Family.

A source told the newspaper that John Lewis bosses spent months pondering which singer to go with, but felt 19-year-old Aurora was a perfect fit.

“There have been lots of options and the process has been kept top secret,” the insider said.

“But even though Aurora is a complete unknown, they felt her quirky voice is perfect for the song.

“There were initially some discussions about the song being a cover of Steve Winwood’s Higher Love, but the Oasis track won out.”

Celebrities in Christmas jumpers


Celebrities in Christmas / Xmas jumpers

Jess and Mark Wright1 of 21

Jess and Mark Wright

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Jess Wright5 of 21

Jess Wright

Mark Wright6 of 21

Mark Wright

Myleene Klass7 of 21

Myleene Klass

Strictly's Bruno8 of 21

Strictly's Bruno

Alex Jones9 of 21

Alex Jones

Ashley Jensen10 of 21

Ashley Jensen

Isla Fisher11 of 21

Isla Fisher

Kate Garraway12 of 21

Kate Garraway

Dom Joly13 of 21

Dom Joly

Fearne Cotton14 of 21

Fearne Cotton

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Fearne Cotton

MIC's Rosie Fortescue16 of 21

MIC's Rosie Fortescue

Frankie Sandford17 of 21

Frankie Sandford

Una Foden18 of 21

Una Foden

Natasha Kaplinsky19 of 21

Natasha Kaplinsky

Paul O'Grady20 of 21

Paul O'Grady

Union J21 of 21

Union J

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