A little bit funny: the best parodies of John Lewis' Elton John Christmas campaign

You can tell everybody... that PRWeek UK's feast of John Lewis Christmas campaign parodies and spoofs (so far) is here. Hope you don't mind.

These days almost as highly anticipated as the real thing, social media (and Twitter in particular) comes into its own as soon as the John Lewis Christmas campaign goes live. Indulge yourself with the best parodies and spoofs of the festive season to date...

Parodies

The fact that a reverse chronological musical biopic of Elton John is possibly more difficult to send up than a monster under the bed didn't deter these willing pranksters: 

Elves Behaving Badly replaced Elton's classic with something slightly less critically acclaimed:

Joe.co.uk combined the two hot topics du jour:

Pizza Hutt UK referenced another much-talked-about Christmas campaign:

Keele University tapped into the ad's nostalgic feel with its annual effort:

Frank PR changed Your Song to #FranksSong, saying sorry to Elton in the process:

Tweets

Lidl:

...which John Lewis couldn't resist responding to:

Iceland:

Sainsbury's:

Netflix UK:

eBay UK:

Poundland:

And finally...

Spare a thought for the man who gets almost as much attention as his namesake at this time of year:

...but even his story has a heartwarming ending:

...and just when you thought the story was over, Mr Lewis stars in his own Christmas campaign – for Twitter itself:

Seen a worthy 2018 parody you think we've missed? Tweet us @prweekuknews


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