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'Do not watch' - McDonald's Christmas advert has upset a lot of viewers

Source - Birmingham Live

By - Rachel Pugh

Date - 14-12-2021

We know Christmas is officially here when the festive adverts begin.

And as it is the season to think warmly of others, the adverts at this time of year do tend to pull on our heartstrings - none more so than McDonald's latest TV offering, reports Manchester Evening News.

In the advert, viewers meet a young girl called Matilda and watch her journey from a child bonding over Christmasses her imaginary friend, Iggy, to Matilda growing up becoming a teen and leaving him behind in her childhood.

Read more: We tried the Pret A Manger Christmas menu and one item was amazing

Then as an adult, she experiences a moment of festive joy in McDonald's that helps spark her memories and she welcomes Iggy back into her life to celebrate another family Christmas.

The story is all played out to Cyndi Lauper’s hit ‘Time After Time’ covered by pop star Mabel.

The advert has left some viewers feeling like emotional wrecks.

"In absolute floods over a McDonald’s advert. Send help," wrote one person.

A moment in McDonald's sparks Matilda's memories of Iggy
Another said: "Erm excuse me McDonald's, was there any need for that emotional rollercoaster of an advert on a Saturday morning?!"

"I have a definite lump in my throat. Do not watch the McDonald's Christmas advert made me blub," said a third viewer.

A fourth added:"Omg just cried my eyes out at the McDonald’s Christmas advert,"

"Not me fully sobbing at the McDonald's Christmas advert... no I am not okay mentally," another said.

You can also donate cash, which will go into a fund held by a charity partner to use to plug gaps or buy specialist toys for children with additional needs. This is the link to make a donation.

However, not everyone felt the advert was too emotional to watch - with some hailing it as the best Christmas advert they had seen this year.

s advert is helping to raise money for charity as 10p from every download of the Mabel covered track is given to food charity FareShare.

Earlier this month we revealed how John Lewis Christmas advert fans have all been left crushed by this year's offering - because it failed to make them cry.

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I just think its a really nice advert, Big Mac's, who would have thought, what ! :) 

This was last years contribution..

 

 

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Conan Obrien Ugh GIF by Team Coco

It's suppose to stir up emotions.

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18 minutes ago, Black Hills Santa said:

Conan Obrien Ugh GIF by Team Coco

It's suppose to stir up emotions.

Exactly 

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I loved it, the magic of childhood imagination. The pure innocence of life.

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HomeBase Advert 2021.

 

 

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Just now, Rob Thompson said:

HomeBase Advert 2021.

 

 

Not sure if you have Homebase over the pond, but it is a home furnishings and garden centre store.

The main couple have their own very popular TV programme, renovating a Chateau in France. show He is an ex Army Captain and engineer , his wife is an interior designer.

Not my cup of tea this one, but hey, there ya go :) 

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Not familiar with HomeBase, but I'm a bit isolated. 

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