This Isn’t The John Lewis Christmas ad But You’ll Wish It Was

Cute animals? Check. Acoustic cover of a well-known hit? Check. All the wintry Christmas feels? Check check check.

This “exercise in curiosity” comes from one Shane O’Connor, who cobbled together the video work of Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques students Camille Chaiz, Hugo Jean, Juliette Jourdan, Marie Pillier, and Kevin Roger with Andrea Begley’s cover of A-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ to create his own version of a John Lewis ad that almost passes for the real thing.

Starring an animated fox and mouse, it hits all the emotional notes that a Christmas ad needs to and should get you properly in the winter mood.