The John Lewis Christmas advert 2022 is now out and many have flocked to view the touching story of foster parents.


In The Beginner, a middle-aged man sets about learning how to skateboard for reasons unknown.

After a good few bumps and scrapes, he finally makes a breakthrough, just in time for a very special knock at the door.

When he opens it, he meets Ellie, a foster child, and her social worker - she loves to skateboard and it becomes clear that he learned to skateboard for his new foster child.

The sweet advert has a very well-known song, but the singer might not be as familiar to people - but he does have a talent show past.

Read on for all you need to know about this year's John Lewis Christmas advert song and singer.

Who sings the John Lewis Christmas advert song?

Mike Geier performs the John Lewis Christmas advert song for the 2022 campaign.

The American singer gives a slower and more dramatic rendition of Blink 182's singalong hit, All the Small Things.

Geier gained international fame through his Pagliacci-type clown alter ego called Puddles Pity Party – in fact, the artist has been releasing music through this character since 2013.

Mike Geier (GETTY)
Mike Geier (GETTY)

The 6 ft 8 in performer was also famously on America's Got Talent in 2017, where he performed as Puddles and got to the quarterfinals. He received an X from Simon Cowell, and was eliminated from the competition shortly after.

As Geier, he's composed and performed songs for the likes of iCarly and Victorious.

What is the song in this year's John Lewis Christmas advert?

This year's John Lewis Christmas advert features the popular hit All the Small Things, originally by Blink 182.

The enormous global hit is from the band's third album, Enema of the State, and was released in the year 2000.

In the same year of its release, it was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 100 pop songs since 1963.

Some might find the song choice in the advert quite surprising, considering it's known worldwide as an anthem for pop-punk fans.

However, the lyrics capture the essence of the advert – that a small act can go a long way. And in the case of the advert, the foster father's efforts in learning to skateboard massively help Ellie to feel comfortable in her new home.

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