John Lewis Christmas ad

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John Lewis sued by self-published children’s author over Christmas ad
Fay Evans alleges a ‘striking similarity’ between the 2019 Excitable Edgar TV campaign and her 2017 book Fred the Fire-Sneezing Dragon

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @2:46 PM

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John Lewis accused of copying arrangement of Electric Dreams for Christmas ad
Alt-folk duo say they sent their 2020 cover of the song to the retailer – then found the ‘feeling’ replicated

Nadia Khomami and Diane Taylor

11, Nov, 2021 @1:40 PM

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John Lewis Christmas advert 2021: this alien girl is here to ravage our planet
It may seem like a Christmas ad by numbers – but Unexpected Guest in fact signals the end of humanity as we know it. How dare that gawpy boy let her kiss him

Stuart Heritage

04, Nov, 2021 @9:13 AM

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John Lewis Christmas ad featuring teen alien to crash-land on TV screens
Retailer launches ad a week earlier than usual after surge in online searches for festive products

Sarah Butler

04, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Peace and goodwill to all (except pigeons): John Lewis spreads the love with its Christmas advert
It’s got flying hedgehogs, bad haircuts and the return of Moon Hitler, but this year’s TV ad is all about people being nice to each other – well, kind of

Stuart Heritage

13, Nov, 2020 @10:20 AM

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John Lewis Christmas ad stars children, snowmen and hip-hop pigeons
Covid edition of annual TV advert focuses on kindness rather than gift-giving

Sarah Butler

13, Nov, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Comfort and joy: new Christmas adverts go back to basics
The TV blitz begins this week as marketing experts pitch homely, family-themed ads for troubled times

Zoe Wood and Mark Sweney

01, Nov, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Excitable Edgar under fire: John Lewis plagiarism claims are now Christmas tradition
This year, three children’s authors have accused the retailer of ripping off their ideas for the new advert starring Excitable Edgar

Alison Flood

18, Nov, 2019 @3:24 PM

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Drake: boos of audience will be music to his creative ears | Rebecca Nicholson
The rap artist showed his true class in the face of an angry outburst from festival-goers in Los Angeles

Rebecca Nicholson

16, Nov, 2019 @3:30 PM

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John Lewis Christmas ad features excitable dragon Edgar
Retailer hopes first festive collaboration with Waitrose will breathe life into sales

Sarah Butler

14, Nov, 2019 @12:01 AM

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Why John Lewis’ lavish Christmas ad ignores the failing high street | Stefan Stern
The company’s £7m ad could be just what retail needs, says author Stefan Stern

Stefan Stern

23, Nov, 2018 @12:35 PM

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The Christmas ad is broken – time to kill it off completely
Twitter’s John Lewis ad featuring @JohnLewis, and Waitrose parodying Elton John are the latest examples of it all getting a bit too much

Martin Belam

20, Nov, 2018 @3:45 PM

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