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Published at 6:01am 6th November 2015. (Updated at 8:05am 6th November 2015)

Christmas adverts are big business - this year's John Lewis two minute spectacular cost around £1m.

They even drafted in some of the team working on the new Star Wars movie to help make it.

This year's offering tells the story of a little girl who sends a present to a lonely man living on the moon.

The two-minute ad features the whimsical story of a girl named Lily as she strikes up a connection with an elderly man who she spies through her telescope living alone on the moon.

She sets out to wish him a merry Christmas, finally succeeding by sending up the present of a telescope of his own tied to a bunch of balloons - a gesture much appreciated by the man.

The ad is set to the Oasis track, Half The World Away, recorded by the 19-year-old Norwegian artist Aurora and ends with the strapline "Show someone they're loved this Christmas".

It will raise money for Age UK (as well as John Lewis, presumably).

You can watch it here - but which of these others do you remember from Christmases gone by?

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