Debenhams Christmas advert 2017: watch in full as the department store unveils its fairytale-style campaign

Melisha Kaur

This morning Debenhams dropped its latest Christmas advert, which follows the tale of a modern-day Cinderella.

It was unveiled on the same morning as John Lewis’s new Moz The Monster ad: the story of a little boy named Joe who is kept awake by an imaginary monster called Moz.

The ‘#YouShall Find Your Fairytale’ advert focuses on a beautiful young lady called Ellie, who locks eyes with a charming man named Josh on a train.

Before the pair can exchange numbers, Ellie leaves the train for her stop - and leaves behind one of her sparkly new stilettos.

In an attempt to find his princess, Josh uses Twitter to #FindThatGirl. Ellie also seeks help from Twitter users to ##FindMyShoe.

After social media fails to reunite the pair, fate works its magic: the characters bump into each other in the street and celebrate with a romantic kiss.

There is also a cameo appearance by Ewan McGregor, who plays a significant role in the happy ending.

The ad, which is created by J. Walter Thompson London, encourages shoppers to find their fairytale Christmas.

Speaking of the film, Richard Cristofoli of Debenhams said: “Customers told us they expect to be entertained at Christmas. “You Shall” is a modern take on a classic fairytale with finding at its core. Our story is heart-warming and uplifting. The full campaign showcases our breadth of gifts for everyone.”

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