The ad recounts a mother and daughter watching the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic over the course of a quarter of a century. One of the first films to ever be broadcast by Sky, the film is shown first to a wide-eyed four-year old watching Julie Andrews’ performance of My Favourite Things for the first time.
The scene is repeated as the daughter watches as an awkward teenager and a travelling young adult, before finally watching it with her own children and beginning a new cycle of Christmas movie traditions.
The 60-second ad features an original arrangement of My Favourite Things by Jonathan Goldstein. It was written by WCRS creatives Alicia Job and Jessica Watson, and directed by Ben Liam Jones at Strange Love Productions.
Luke Bradley-Jones, chief marketing officer of Sky UK, said: "The Sky Cinema Christmas campaign really highlights the huge role movies can play in bringing people together at Christmas. I always loved sitting down to watch Big and it’s a tradition I’ve carried on with my own kids.
"The TV ad captures the essence of what Christmas is all about, and is part of a much broader campaign that we’re sure will appeal to movie fans, both young and old."
Leon Jaume, executive creative director at WCRS, added: "A huge amount of skill and craft has gone into this little gem, but what I love most about it is that it comes from the hearts of Alicia and Jess, who wrote it based on their own Christmas rituals with their mothers."