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U.K. Pharmacy Boots Celebrates Family in Its Quietly Lovely Christmas Ad

John Lewis may have won Christmas with its penguin ad, but Mother London's holiday spot for British pharmacy chain Boots is an impressive stocking stuffer in its own right. Director Noam Murro's low-key, naturalistic approach really scores as we follow some folks who wake up very early on the day after Christmas and make preparations for a special celebration of their own. The muted documentary style lets the tale shine without reams of tinsel or the glare of too many holiday lights.

Young Ruffian Gets in the Holiday Spirit in Mother’s Christmas Ad for Boots

Joining the slew of British Christmas commercials, Mother London made this neat ad for pharmacy chain Boots, in which a surly-looking youth runs around town leaving gifts for people who've been nice to him, or who happen to be "fit" girls.