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Man Who Made Emotional Christmas Ad Is Releasing A New One Tomorrow

Man Who Made Emotional Christmas Ad Is Releasing A New One Tomorrow

Every year, there's loads of hype around the big blockbuster Christmas ads. Indeed, some (stupid) people feel Christmas begins when the Coca-Cola bus pulls up on their telly.

But last Christmas (I gave you my heart), it was a film made for just £50 which stole the show.

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The film was made by Phil Beastall, from Gloucestershire, who shared it on Facebook, where it went viral, racking up millions of views.

If you can't quite remember it/can't be a***d watching it above, then a little recap.

Entitled 'Love Is A Gift', the film - which was originally made in 2014 - follows a man as he ticks off the days on his calendar during the countdown to Christmas, as many do. But then, as he reaches the big day, he opens a box containing a Walkman and cassette tapes. He then listens to one of the tapes, which transpires is the final message from his dead mother.

It soon becomes clear that the mother has left her son one message to listen to every Christmas and it is all very twitchy nose, blinky eyes, try your best not to cry stuff.

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The film then ends with the message: "Love is a gift, that lasts forever. Merry Christmas."

Almost a year on from its huge viral popularity, and it seems the film is still t**ting people right in the feels.

Can Mr Beastall deliver the goods this time around? Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Can Mr Beastall deliver the goods this time around? Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Writing to Mr Beastall on Twitter, one person said: "Phil, that makes me cry each time I watch it. Brilliant. So looking forward to your next one."

Another said: "Still gives me goose bumps. Wish this was a TV advert showing loneliness at Christmas.

"Missing loved ones. So so good."

A third added: "Still chokes me up! Can't wait to see your new release Phil."

The good news is that we don't have long to wait for his 2019 offering, 'Made For You', as he will be sharing it at 10am tomorrow (Sunday).

Announcing the news on Twitter, Mr Beastall said: "I'm excited to announce that on Sun 17 Nov I will be releasing my new Christmas film. Last year was huge for me when 'Love is a Gift' went viral and was viewed around the world by millions with the original post shared 200,000 times!"

But while 'Love is a Gift' was generally considered to have trumped John Lewis' Elton John-based advert last year, it will be interesting to see how 'Made For You' matches up to the retailer's emotional dragon-based advert this time around.

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Topics: Christmas, TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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