It's here! The John Lewis Christmas advert has been released

It's become somewhat of an institution, hasn't it, the John Lewis Christmas advert? Always eagerly awaited, it rarely disappoints - if for no other reason than it's presence signals the official beginning of the festive season. This year it features a whimsical woodland scene, starring a hare who doesn't want his best friend, bear, to miss out on Christmas. It has a distinctly Disney feel to it (with a dash of Animals of Farthing Wood - does anyone else see that?), which immediately makes you feel like a child again - and you can't help but get just a tiny bit excited.[youtube=]