Watch this year's full John Lewis Christmas advert, featuring Vaults and Buster the Boxer

 
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Buster the Boxer dog looks sad
Sadface: Buster the Boxer (Source: John Lewis)

Advent calendars may have been out since Easter and shops may have been putting baubles on display since September - but you know it's really Christmas when the John Lewis Christmas advert arrives.

This year's offering takes a funny, rather than schmaltzy, approach (cf. last year's sugary sweet Man on the Moon ad) - featuring a sad boxer dog who just wants to bounce.

As is traditional, the soundtrack is a cover - this time of Randy Crawford's classic One Day I'll Fly Away, by Vaults.

It features a little girl, Bridget, and a cast of wild animals including foxes, badgers, hedgehogs and squirrels - all of whom have names like Otto and Olivia, obvs.

Read our review of the ad here - or watch the full version below.

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