2017's Best Christmas Adverts

Does BBC One's 'Supporting Act' take the biscuit?

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So far this Christmas period (which in the advertising world, seems to begin some time in September) we have seen some cracking Christmas adverts.

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The long-awaited John Lewis ad saw a young boy called Joe befriending his imaginary monster underneath his bed.

Though totally adorable, this advert was not without controversy, with an illustrator suggesting the monster bore a resemblance to a character in one of his books.

House of Fraser's tale of two sisters' Christmas has us picking up the phone to our own siblings.

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And M&S' look at Paddington unwittingly saving Christmas is most certainly a contender for the best so far. However, if we're not sobbing, we're not sure it can truly take the biscuit.

But none of them, Aldi, Tescos, not one has had our hearts dancing as much as BBC One's, Supporting Act.

Completely animated, the two minute long advert sees a daughter excitedly rehearsing for her school's Christmas talent show. Unfortunately, her father is too busy to notice. Always on his phone, doing chores, dealing with catastrophes or preparing for Christmas he fails to notice his daughter's passion.

When it comes to the day of the talent show the girl gets stage fright, freezing in front of all the teachers and parents. Thankfully, Dad's in the audience and his encouragement makes her finish the dance with aplomb.

The internet has already fallen in love with the short film.

Watch it and try not to cry.

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