John Lewis launches Christmas advert 2022 'The Beginner'

The John Lewis Christmas ad features a different kind of family that resonate with thousands of people across the UK

still from John Lewis Christmas advert 2022
(Image credit: John Lewis)

Get ready to feel festive, as another Christmas ad has just dropped. The John Lewis Christmas advert 2022, 'The Beginner' is out now and raises awareness for children in care.

From the opening scene, we witness a middle-aged man trying and trying again to master the art of skateboarding, suffering various injuries and getting mocked by friends at festive gatherings. The motive for this perseverance comes clear when there's a knock at the door from a social worker and we meet Ellie, a teenager carrying a skateboard, waiting to enter her new foster home.

John Lewis Christmas advert 2022

'In a challenging year, we felt it was important to demonstrate that it’s what we do that matters most,' says John Lewis. 'We are proud to use our Christmas advert as a way to generate conversation and action around an often overlooked issue.

'Through a heartfelt story of one man’s determination to connect with a child, we see the power that kindness can make to someone else’s life. Children in the UK enter the care system via many different routes, and we understand that not all foster carers have the benefit of knowing who they will be caring for in advance.' 

The John Lewis Christmas advert 2022 is set to a soundtrack of All the Small Things, a cover of the Blink 182 track, performed by Mike Geier.  

still from John Lewis Christmas advert 2022

(Image credit: John Lewis)

John Lewis is supporting the care sector with a Building Happier Futures programme. Customers can help with their aims by purchasing a Lewis Bear product, sales of which 25% goes to charity partners, Action for Children and Who Cares? Scotland.

Shop the John Lewis Christmas advert here. There's also a skateboard, teddy bear tree decorations, tote bags and pyjamas.

Customers can also donate through an in-store giving tree. A Giving Tree in our stores will invite customers to donate to partner charities by taking a tag from the tree with a value between £5-£50 and scanning it with their shop.  

John Lewis bear bauble

(Image credit: John Lewis)

The Community Garden Lewis Bear Face Bauble, Teal, £5 at John Lewis, 25% Charity Donation.

Millie Hurst
Senior Content Editor

Millie Hurst was Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home from 2020-2022, and is now Section Editor at Homes & Gardens. Before stepping into the world of interiors, she worked as a Senior SEO Editor for News UK in both London and New York. You can usually find her looking up trending terms and finding real-life budget makeovers our readers love. Millie came up with the website's daily dupes article which gives readers ways to curate a stylish home for less.