Ikea has released its first-ever Christmas ad, entitled Silence The Critics, and fans are calling it “iconic”.
The advert aims to encourage people to defy “home shame” when hosting guests this Christmas.
And it’s backed by an original rap – sung by grime star D Double E – that’s performed in the ad by a singing rabbit teapot who comes to life.
And, in a surprise piece of news, Ikea seems to have beaten John Lewis to become the nation’s favourite Christmas ad.
Many people have said they prefer it to the John Lewis Christmas ad, which was released today and features Excitable Edgar the dragon.
The Ikea advert sets the scene with a family of three living in a small flat.
The woman’s phone pings and it’s a message from her friend, confirming that they’re still on for dinner at her home tonight. Racked with home shame, she hesitates before replying, looking around at the state of the flat.
Suddenly, a whole host of inanimate ornaments and objects come to life as the house is ridiculed by the rapping rabbit and his pals.
The Ikea Christmas ad blows the John Lewis ad out of the water.
The couple and their little girl then decide to take action to silence the critics once and for all by sprucing up their humble abode with some Ikea furnishings.
At IKEA, we believe every home is worthy of a get together. This party season, let’s show home shame the door and Silence The Critics, once and for all.#WonderfulEveryday
— IKEA UK (@IKEAUK) November 8, 2019
One fan said: “I love Edgar the Dragon but Ikea is definitely my favourite Christmas ad so far!”
— Laura 🏴🇪🇺⚫️ (@laurasteele64) November 14, 2019
— outsidethebox (@otbtweeter) November 14, 2019
Others heaped praise on the original rap – Fresh N Clean (Silence The Critics) – that backs the song.
The tune in the Ikea Christmas ad is an absolute banger💥
— Gary Seery (@gseery777) November 13, 2019
Whoever sat down & pitched D Double E being the voice of their Christmas ad at IKEA needs a knighthood quick time
— INTENSE (@IntenseRhys) November 8, 2019
— Liam (@LiimaMac) November 12, 2019
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