Disney’s first ever christmas advertisement will have you reaching for a box of tissues in no time. The three-minute film titled From Our Family to Yours tells the story of Lola, her granddaughter, and of course, their stuffed toy friend, Mickey Mouse, as they celebrate christmas and family traditions through the years.
The film opens in the 1940s where Lola received a beloved toy from her father, which in turn Lola passes on to her granddaughter, some years later. Lola notably passes on, too, many Filipino traditions that Pinoys can surely relate to. In the film, we spotted Lola living overseas and teaching her apo how to make parols, pagmamano, and instilling in her the value of family.
But, as the granddaughter started losing interest in their bonding time, Lola grew weary and sad. But not all hope is lost as Lola has truly embedded in her apo good values. In the most touching scene of an already heart-wrenchingly sweet ad, Lola sees her granddaughter's surprise, and she is taken back to her childhood, back to her old hometown. Awwww!
In line with highlighting the gift of family, Disney's heartwarming christmas campaign also supports the Make-A-Wish foundation "to grant life-changing wishes for children and bringing magic to wish kids and their families when they need it the most." According to Disney, their partnership with Make-A-Wish "helps wish children and their families build emotional resilience and help replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope." The foundation will "benefit from sales of the vintage-inspired Mickey Mouse soft toy that features in the campaign, available for fans to buy at Disney Stores and shopDisney across the globe."
Ready to get teary-eyed again? Watch the full advertisement below: