‘Tis the season for the new John Lewis Christmas ad—and it’s a doozy

U.K. retailer John Lewis is here with the pick-me-up the world needs right now.

In this year’s holiday ad—each is almost like a live-action Pixar short—a young girl is about to get the present she’s dreamed of, just when some unexpected visitors decide they’d like a turn too.

As her faithful companion Buster the Boxer looks on, he’s at first enraged and confused by this ragtag band of Fantastic Mr. Fox extras taking advantage of his human’s new toy. But then, something clicks, and he pivots to inspiration instead.

May Buster and his little girl enjoy endless hours on their new trampoline, and then let’s get this duo to the 2020 Olympics.

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Monica Riese

Monica Riese

Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.