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WATCH: The John Lewis Christmas advert is FINALLY here

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Published by Emma Carton at 6:45am 15th November 2018. (Updated at 7:54am 15th November 2018)

This is often seen as the start of Christmas for some of us and now the John Lewis Christmas advert is FINALLY here.

The Boy and the Piano stars Sir Elton John - with a look back at the singer's life and career.

It starts with Sir Elton sitting and playing the piano, all to the backing track of his hit Your Song.

Posting the video on its YouTube page on Thursday morning, John Lewis said it is all about a "special gift".

"This year’s story is about the power of a gift. And how that gift inspired, changed and influenced the course of a little boy’s life. That little boy just happens to be Elton John.

"The film begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton’s life right until the moment on Christmas morning when he received the special gift that changed his life".

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This is not the first time Sir Elton has done a TV advert - remember the Cadbury commercial from the 80s?

So, what do you make of this year's advert?

You have been sharing your comments on Pirate FM's Facebook page this morning - and it is a mixed bag!

Karensa said: "All the ITV music changed for the build up to the advert... what a let down. Not the best from John Lewis and don't get why its about Elton and a piano?! Not xmassy at all and doesn't really state anything- just an advert for Elton and his performances".

But Mary said: "Loved it! Who doesn't want to give an inspirational gift to someone?!"

And Dave posted: "Absolutely love it. The concept is a great one! Christmas tends to be about Christmas trees stacked to the top in presents (we’ve all the the Christmas Eve pics on Facebook!!) but this ad makes it more about the impact on those gifts. Quite thought provoking really".

You can let us know by sending your comments at the link at the bottom of this article.

Take a look back at the last five John Lewis Christmas adverts, from Monty to Moz!

Moz the Monster:

Buster the Boxer:

Man on the Moon:

Monty the Penguin:

The Bear and the Hare:

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