A Christmas advert reuniting E.T. and Elliott is giving people feelings
There’s something about Christmas that makes advertisers pull out all the stops to tug at customers’ heartstrings – oh, yes …shameless commercialism is that something. If the redemption of a dangerously combustible mythical creature didn’t get you where it hurts, this Sky advert might just manage it. Watch and weep.
Look who came home for Christmas. 🎄☝ pic.twitter.com/WwqZC6wfnt
— Sky (@SkyUK) November 28, 2019
The reunion of Steven Spielberg’s lovable extra-terrestrial with his buddy, Elliott, has got people sniffling into their Christmas lists. That’s right, Karen. You haven’t rung your mum for two months because you’re too busy but you’re crying actual tears because they got the puppet out of mothballs to sell WiFi. These reactions show how well it’s gone down.
Looks like Sky has won the Christmas advert battle this year. Brilliant. pic.twitter.com/VNuHGhTdDK
— Cameron Frew (@FrewFilm) November 28, 2019
— Carrie Hope Fletcher (@CarrieHFletcher) November 28, 2019
Not gonna lie, this got me right in the feels. https://t.co/mUnW6vKfMn
— Sean (@shornKOOMINS) November 28, 2019
— Deb Allen (@DebNeedsDisney) 28 November 2019
— Kelly Eros (@kellyeros) November 29, 2019
Understandably, the advert gave some people mixed feelings.
I am so angry at @xfinity for turning my favorite childhood thing into a commercial and also I love you and I cried so much and I love you Elliot and I'm useless the rest of the day. #ET pic.twitter.com/0LH989RJbU
— Leslie Streeter (@LeslieStreeter) November 28, 2019
You can watch the slightly longer and more heart-melting version here.
ET Skype home.
Source: Sky UK, YouTube Image: Sky UK, Twitter