Unexpected Guest – the John Lewis Christmas Advert 2021


The Christmas Advert for British department store John Lewis is highly anticipated every year as it is usually imaginative and can be used for activities in the classroom during the seasonal period.

This year’s offering is called “Unexpected Guest” and it tells the story of the friendship between an alien girl and a boy during the seasonal period. The boy teaches the girl about Christmas before she eventually departs this universe again.

The video could be used in the classroom for talk and discussion, for creative writing or for an SPHE lesson on the theme of Friendship especially at this time of the year.