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Touching Full Moon Christmas Advert Features Aurora

A popular Great Britain department store, John Lewis, has created a beautiful video advert in honor of the coming Christmas Full Moon. It’s the first full moon to appear on Christmas Day since 1977. There won’t be another one until 2034.

The advert tells a story of a young girl named Lily. Looking at the moon through a telescope, she sees an old man living alone on the moon. She watches him as he goes about his chores and pushes through the lonely isolation of his life. She determines to send him a message on Christmas so knows he is not alone.

Background music for the video is Aurora singing Half The World Away. The song was written by the English rock band Oasis and released in 1994. Aurora, 19, is a Norwegian singer, the lightness of whose hair is in equal measure to the darkness of her songs.

The message in the ad is simple: Show Someone They’re Loved This Christmas. The poster below is available for download for free. There are also a host of fun resources to help capture children’s imaginations and help them explore the moon.

man on the moon poster john lewis

Full Moon Christmas Ad

Yes, Virginia, There Will Be A Full Moon Christmas and it will be at its fullest at 6:11 a.m. EST on December 25.

Half the World Away

I would like to leave this city
This old town don’t smell too pretty and
I can feel the warning signs running around my mind
And when I leave this island I’ll book myself into a soul asylum
‘Cause I can feel the warning signs running around my mind

So here I go still scratching around in the same old hole
My body feels young but my mind is very old
So what do you say?
You can’t give me the dreams that are mine anyway
You’re half the world away
Half the world away
Half the world away
I’ve been lost I’ve been found but I don’t feel down

old man on the moonAnd when I leave this planet, you know I’d stay but I just can’t stand it and
I can feel the warning signs running around my mind
And if I could leave this spirit, I’ll find me a hole and I’ll live in it
And I can feel the warning signs running around my mind

Here I go, I’m still scratching around in the same old hole
My body feels young but my mind is very old
So what do you say?
You can’t give me the dreams that are mine anyway
You’re half the world away
Half the world away
Half the world away
I’ve been lost I’ve been found but I don’t feel down
No I don’t feel down
No I don’t feel down

I don’t feel down…

reaching for the man in the moon advert

 

Another Memorable Christmas Message, 1968

Here is another memorable Christmas moon video from Apollo 8 and Christmas 1968. For more information about this historic message from NASA click here.

Merry Full Moon Christmas, everybody!

Here’s a wonderful remake of the John Lewis / Full Moon Christmas ad. (Here’s another sweet one.)

 

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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