Every year, the British department store chain John Lewis & Partners releases a hotly anticipated, big-budget Christmas ad. Last year's had a lovable monster. Previous installments featured four-legged trampolinists, a lonely man on the moon, a lovelorn penguin, an animated woodland duo.
But this year's advertisement opens with something far less fantastical:Elton John.
He starts to play the opening notes of "Your Song" and then — well, see for yourself.