THIS year’s John Lewis Christmas advert stars Sir Elton John and tells the story of why some gifts are more than just a gift.

The ad, called The Boy and the Piano, starts with Sir Elton dressed in his dressing-gown gently tapping out the opening bars to Your Song - his first major hit, released in 1970.

Viewers are then taken through key moments in his life, including stadium tours, playing at his local pub and performing at a school.

It ends with four-year-old Elton running down stairs on Christmas morning, unwrapping a gift of a piano given to him by his grandmother - a present that changed his life forever.

We then see Sir Elton playing the final few notes of Your Song, reflecting on his career.

It is the second John Lewis Christmas ad to feature Your Song after singer Ellie Goulding recorded a cover for the 2010 campaign.