Watch this year's full M&S Christmas advert, with Mrs Claus taking the starring role

 
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Hot on the heels of John Lewis' Buster the Boxer, Marks & Spencer has let its 2016 Christmas advert free this evening.

The three-minute video featured for the first time on TV during Channel 4's Gogglebox.

Read more: Heartwarming and full of plot holes: Our review of John Lewis' Christmas ad

It tells the story of six-year-old Jake, who writes to ask Father Christmas' wife, Mrs Claus, to ask for some shoes for his sister, Anna, to replace a pair ruined by his dog, Tiger.

Using first a snow jet ski and then a helicopter, Mrs Claus, played by Janet McTeer, travels to London to deliver a pair of sparkly red shoes.

The film was created by RKCR/ Y&R and directed by Oscar-winning Tom Hooper, with the music composed by Rachel Portman.

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Read our review of the ad here - or, if you want to make your own mind up, watch the video in full below:

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