The new John Lewis Christmas advert featuring Elton John

The two-minute film charts the life of the iconic pop star, using four actors to show key moments in his life, going right back to when he was given his first piano at Christmas.

We received confirmation earlier this year that Elton John would both star in and perform the song for the famous advert this Christmas, with insiders revealing it would tell the story of the star's life.

It's not the first time that "Your Song" has been used in a John Lewis Christmas advert, as Ellie Goulding's cover was used back in 2010.

The 2m20s clip closes with a young Elton unwrapping a piano in what is supposed to be the sitting room of his home in his London home in the 1950s.

"The ad is absolutely fantastic and I've truly loved every minute of being a part of it".

"Your Song" was first released almost 50 years ago and proves to be a timeless classic in the heartwarming Christmas advert that aims to spread the message that 'Sometimes a gift isn't just a gift".

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The ad first airs on television tonight at 9.15pm during ITV's Dark Heart. That some presents are more than just a gift.

And it looks like fans were bang on, as the advert follows how one gift inspired a little boy's entire life.

This year department store rival Debenhams was criticised for releasing a Christmas advert similar to John Lewis's 2017 offering.

This year, the struggling retail chain has spent presumably all of its money on getting Elton John himself to be the face of the ad, rather than a fluffy thing with a name and a hashtag as they usually do.

Shoppers heading to John Lewis's flagship store in Oxford St will be able to step into a 2,000 sqft recreation of the ad production, to try on costumes and have photos taken at the piano.

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