Elton John sings ‘Your Song’ in John Lewis Christmas advert

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Featuring the singer's "Your Song", 2018's John Lewis Chrsitmas ad takes viewers through his glittering career, centring on Sir Reginald's greatest gift of all: his piano. The scene is a sweet reminder of how one special holiday gift - in this case, a piano from the young Reginald Dwight's adoring grandmother - can change a person's life forever.

The advert sees Elton perform the song at his first piano in his London home, before becoming a pop superstar, tracing his career back to that moment at Christmas in the early 1950s.

The advert, called Boy and the Piano, features Sir Elton singing Your Song, which was reprised by Ellie Goulding for the firm's festive offering eight years ago.

Elton John is clearly an expert in standing ovations and screaming crowds - but his popstar status isn't actually the main focus here.

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Hudson plays a young Elton performing a piano recital at school in front of an audience, including his mum.

In the present day, Elton reflects on his life while sat at his first piano.

Fans of the new John Lewis ad included former MP and Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls, who said it was "totally brilliant", and TV presenter Susanna Reid who responded: "Absolutely love it".

It added that Sir Elton had requested that a portion of his fee be donated to the Elton John Charitable Trust when he was first approached to be involved. For now you can view it via one of John Lewis' partners.

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Many users said the ad is too Elton John marketing heavy, especially considering he is about to embark on his "final" world tour 'Yellow Brick Road'.

There are few things that mark the beginning of the festive season like the John Lewis Christmas ad.

Sure, John Lewis knows what they're doing with a stellar celebrity cameo - there is now a dedicated section on their site for piano-based products.

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