Baby Animal Choir Sings Yaz’s ‘Only You’ in This Ridiculously Cute Christmas Ad

McVitie's expanded menagerie

McVitie's Victoria, the British biscuits brand, has been using puppies, kittens, tarsiers and owls in ads over the past year. Now, Grey London expands the baby-animal menagerie dramatically for McVitie's first Christmas ad in 30 years.

The 60-second ad shows a family's understandable surprise when Dad opens a box of McVitie's biscuits and a bunch of adorable animals crawl out of the pack. The interlopers include an Alaskan Malamute puppy, a micro piglet, a Persian kitten, a baby rabbit, a duckling, a ginger kitten, a Pug puppy, a baby hedgehog, a baby reindeer and a tiny narwhal hiding in the punch bowl.

Turns out they're talented animals, too, as they join together to sing a Christmassy rendition of the '80s hit "Only You" by Yaz (or Yazoo, as they were known in the U.K.).

The spot breaks Thursday night on British TV. As in past ads, the baby animals are meant to reflect the cuddly, snuggly feeling you get when you open a box of McVitie's.

"We're delighted to introduce the latest additions to our McVitie's Sweeet family, and hope that it brings chocolatey cheer to biscuit-loving households across the U.K. for the festive season," says marketing director Sarah Heynen.


Cient: McVitie's

Marketing Director, United Biscuits: Sarah Heynen

Creative Agency: Grey London

Creative Director, Copywriter, Art Director: Hollie Newton

Account Team: Nicola Wardell, Kate Ilott

Agency Producer: Thea Evely

Assistant Agency Producer: Jen Gillen

Creative Producer: Lucy Dunn

Planner: Daniel Sherrard

Media Agency: MEC

Media Planner: Nicola Tracey

Production Company: Smuggler

Director: Randy Krallman

Editor: Mark Edinoff, Work

Production Company Producer: Gustav Geldenhuys

Designer: Chris Chapman

Director of Photography: Jean Noel Mustonen

Postproduction: Framestore

Soundtrack Composer: Vince Clarke

Audio Postproduction: Wave