One of the new Christmas traditions in the UK is the John Lewis advert which usually comes out in the middle of November. John Lewis is a famous department store in the UK and every year they bring out a new ad which tells a little story about giving a present at Christmas.
The advert is shown on all commercial TV channels in the UK, but it is shown so often that by Christmas Day most people are fed up of it!
This year the story is about the Hare who wants to give his best friend Bear a Christmas he’ll never forget. The story is set in a forest and Bear is the only animal that never gets to celebrate Christmas because he has to hibernate every year. However, this year is different. This year Hare has a brilliant idea.
The commercial uses a unique animation style that combines traditional 2D hand-drawn animation, stop frame, and 3D model made sets.The story is set to a cover of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ performed by Lily Allen.
This is the link to the advert : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqWig2WARb0
If you would like to learn the lyrics you will find them here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGibGmKvZA0
If you want to see more of Bear and Hare you can visit the John Lewis website