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A short film that appears to be the new Aldi Christmas advert has been leaked online after being shared in a number of Facebook groups. Watch it here:
Titled 'A Christmas Carrot by Charles Chickens', the advert is a parody of Charles Dickens' timeless novella A Christmas Carol.
In Aldi's version of the classic tale, we see sees Kevin the Carrot return to spread some Christmas joy, taking a disgruntled banana called Ebanana Scrooge under his wing to show him everything that's wonderful about the festive season.
"Once upon a time in Dickensian days, there was a banana stuck in his ways," the narrator, voiced by Jim Broadbent, begins, before asking: "What was the cause of him being so rotten? Being left on the plate alone, forgotten."
We then see Ebanana Scrooge as a young fruit being palmed off by Santa in favour of a mince pie - truly traumatising stuff.
But Kevin steps in as the 'Spirit of Christmas' to prove 'how magical it can be', flying around town with his new fruity friend.
At one point they even bump into a vegetable version of footballer Marcus Rashford, with Kevin telling Ebanana: "Look, there's Marcus Radishford! He's always helping children."
The radish-ified Rashford then looks up to the sky at the other fruit and veg aisle staples, and says: "Happy Christmas, Kevin!"
Eventually, Ebanana is won round by the idea of Christmas and turns up the next day at Kevin's house with a Christmas pudding for his family.
"This is for puddin' up with me!" he says with a smile.
The ad then ends with a final thought from the narrator, who says: "The moral of the story? The answer, you'll find, for you to be happy you need to be kind."
A message on screen adds that Aldi is donating 1.8 million meals to families in need this Christmas, along with a logo for Neighbourly - a 'giving platform that helps businesses make a positive impact in their communities by donating volunteer time, money and surplus products, all in one place'.
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