Each year, UK stores try to outdo one another with their Christmas ads. Whose ad was the most clever … or the most touching … or the most humorous?

Most are like little mini-Christmas specials. Yes, you’re being sold something, but it doesn’t matter because they’re so darn good!

Sainsbury revealed this about their 2018 release:

[Featuring] an eight year old star giving the performance of her life, all for her mum. Directed by Michael Gracey, the director of “The Greatest Showman.”

[“The Big Night”] tells the story of the North Star overcoming her nerves to deliver a performance of a lifetime, to the amazement of mum. She is supported by a huge cast of 59 kids aged 6-11, all dressed as a variety of Christmas staples – including a turkey drummer and set of Christmas lights (plug included). The cast all dance and sing along as the stage transforms to reveal a 40ft Christmas tree and a 14ft glitter-filled gravy boat.

The children’s real parents were featured in the crowd too, and were intentionally kept away from the castings and rehearsals until shoot day.

We hope you enjoy seeing our whole cast give all they’ve got for the ones they love.

Here is the add:

And this mini-doc reveals the kids behind the costumes:

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