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Sky launches E.T Christmas story advert

Sky has brought E.T back to Earth for a heartwarming Christmas short story all about reconnecting and friendship.

A reunion 3 million light years in the making!

Steven Spielberg‘s iconic movie character E.T is back with a festive bang as Sky tells the continuing story of a friendship.

E.T has been reunited with Elliott who he last saw 37 years ago, and who now has his own family tells the story of their unbreakable connection using technology from Sky.

SKY E.T popping out from behind snowman
Image credit: SKY

Throughout the 2 minute advert we see the lovable extraterrestrial alien using the iPad to scroll through SKY and also watch iconic festive movies with Elliott’s family.

As E.T see’s the family altogether it reminds him about his millions of light years away. We then see Elliott’s children taking the memorable and iconic bike ride with E.T before he heads off away home, but before he does, E.T (just like in the film) points to Elliott’s son and says ‘I’ll be right here’.

SKY E.T and Elliott using Sky TV remote
Image credit: SKY

Stephen van Rooyen, CEO UK & Ireland, Sky said: “It’s an honour to bring E.T. back to Earth in this new festive short story, helping us to celebrate the magic of family time at Christmas and Sky’s part in bringing our customers together at this special time of year. “

This story was made in connection with Universal Pictures, part of the Comcast and Sky family of companies.

SKY Christmas advert - family potrait
Image credit: SKY

The two-minute short story will debut online on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube at 15:00 (GMT), and on Sky channels at 21:00 (GMT) on 28th November.

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