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People Are Getting Emotional Over The John Lewis Christmas Advert

Yup, it's that time of year again.

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John Lewis has released its 2015 Christmas advert. You can watch it here:

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The advert features an old man living on the moon.

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And a young girl on Earth keen to make contact after spotting him through her telescope.

John Lewis

Fast-forward to Christmas Day.

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And the old man on the moon receives a gift.

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A telescope.

John Lewis

The advert ends with the pair finding each other and the young girl waving.

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It has been made in association with Age UK.

Delighted to work with @johnlewisretail to help lonely older people #NoOne #ManOnTheMoon

The two-minute advert features an acoustic cover of Oasis's "Half the World Away" performed by 19-year-old Norwegian singer Aurora.

The John Lewis Christmas advert has a history of making people cry and some on Twitter claimed the department store had done it again this year.

Bloody hell, @johnlewisretail, I'm crying on the bus #manonthemoon

Annnnd here come the tears. 8:01 and John Lewis, you've cracked me. #manonthemoon

Love the Christmas @johnlewisretail advert! Never fails to get the emotions running! #manonthemoon #JohnLewisXmasAd

Well done @johnlewisretail - once again you have thawed my icy heart. #manonthemoon

The department store's Christmas ad is one of the most eagerly awaited of the festive period. This was John Lewis's advert last year:

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