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Aldi has released its official Kevin the Carrot Christmas ad, with many people praising the supermarket for its 'optimism' about the festive period during what's been a difficult year.
Sharing the full-length ad on social media, Aldi wrote: "Kevin's out in the cold. Will he get home in time for Christmas?"
It follows a 40-second teaser that dropped at the weekend, which showed Kevin flying in a plane with a turkey when he accidentally gets ejected from the aircraft and have to parachute to safety, while the plane goes up into a fireball.
In the new clip, we a blaze of orange as one of Kevin's kids looks out of the window at the night sky, believing they've seen a 'shooting star'.
His other child says poignantly: "It's not Christmas until my Daddy gets home."
In kicks well-known music from Home Alone, with the narrator telling us: "Kevin the Carrot was a long way from home. Would he spend Christmas all cold and alone?"
Our orange-coloured hero then sets out on an adventure to get back to his loved ones, enlisting the help of a friendly hedgehog who thinks it's spring to battle through elements (the Pirates of the Caribbean music kicks in here for full dramatic effect).
After dodging deathly icicles in a cold river, the two stumble upon Santa, who says kindly: "Let's get you home. I've got an idea."
He pops Kevin and his hedgehog pal in the basket on front of his bike and cycles through the sky - this time a nod to ET - and manages to get them back to Katie and co.
Many users love the ad already, with one writing: "Christmas comes alive when these adverts appear."
Someone else said: "Aww brilliant! Thank god at least Aldi is optimistic about Christmas! Chill out everyone for goodness sake it's NOT all about Covid."
Another wrote: "We all need something to distract our minds a bit. Love it, and the fact it is more the style of when Kevin first came on the scene."
A fourth added: "We love hearing about Kevin. In a world that is a bit crazy at the present time his story is a gentle reminder that all will be well in the end."
Featured Image Credit: Aldi
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