Last updated on Nov 30th, 2020 at 03:03 pm

Celeste has become the first musician to write and perform an original song for the John Lewis Christmas advert.

The hotly-anticipated TV ad, entitled ‘Give a Little Love‘, has been released, and as well as featuring the 26-year-old singer/songwriter performing her own tune, ‘A Little Love‘ – which she penned over Zoom – the commercial focuses on the “kindness” of the public, which has been seen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The song is to be released as a charity single in the hope of landing the coveted Christmas number one prize. Celeste wrote on Twitter: “A very special announcement. For this year’s @jlandpartners and @waitrose Christmas advert I had the chance to write an original song it’s called A Little Love (sic)”

At the heart of the ad is a message encouraging people to indulge in random acts of kindness to one another.

John Lewis and Waitrose – who are also behind the commercial – are hoping to raise £5 million for 100,000 families through their Give a Little Love campaign.

Pippa Wicks, executive director of John Lewis, said: “We want this campaign to be uplifting and to inspire everyone to give some kindness in their own way this Christmas, especially to those who need it most.

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“The pandemic has proved that it’s our small acts of love and kindness, particularly in challenging times, that captures what it is to be human.”

Waitrose boss James Bailey added: “Each year festive adverts come and go – and some are remembered more vividly than others.

“But our advertising this year will leave a lasting legacy – and in that way, we hope it won’t just be for Christmas.”

The two-minute advert features live-action and animation, and the start of the commercial sees a young lad trying to get his football down from a tree.

While he looks sad, he is soon cheered up when a young girl comes along and pushes up an umbrella, which turns heart-shaped and knocks the ball down.

One of the big stars of the ad is a hapless hedgehog who dreams of flying to become part of a gang of pigeons.

While he doesn’t develop a set of wings, the pigeon group generously give him a baseball cap emblazoned with a sparkly red heart and they take him up in the air on a plane.

At the end of the advert, a message reads: “Together we can make a big difference.”

Author: BANG Showbiz