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A hedgehog who hopes to fly, a group of hip-hop and lots of love hearts are the of this year’s pandemic edition of the John Lewis Christmas TV adverts.

Over the past decade the retailer’s festive ad has become a big annual TV moment that kicks off the Christmas shopping season.

Its campaigns – from the Hare and the Bear in to in 2014 and last year’s the dinosaur – have specialised in heart-warming tales of cute characters to part shoppers from their cash in the department store. And they have been viewed millions of times online.

But has been a different year. So different, according to the retailer, that they even toyed with abandoning a Christmas campaign altogether.

Instead it has come up with a pandemic theme of kindness and giving to charity, rather than giving presents, but still with appealing animals, children and snowmen.

The two-minute ad, which will be aired online from Friday morning and then debut on TV during ITV’s The Voice on Saturday, is being used to promote a Give a Little Love charity campaign. It aims to raise £5m over Christmas to help 100,000 families through food redistribution charity FareShare and Home-Start and other charities chosen locally by stores.

Read more via The Guardian