Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert Music 2016 – Video, song and singer details for the supermarket chains new ‘Greatest Gift – Christmas Is For Sharing’ YouTube and TV ad.
Song Title: The Greatest Gift For Christmas Is Me.
Vocals/Singer: James Corden.
Despite being a successful US talk show host and appearing regularly on a number of UK series, it appears James Corden still can’t say no to any form of TV ad appearance or voice over that happens to be on offer.
Seemingly the hardest working man in showbiz and determined to make hay while the sun shines, this TV presenter/comedian/actor is now utilising his singing abilities for Sainsbury’s 2016 festive advert ‘The Greatest Gift’.
The official name of the song Mr Corden’s singing here is ‘The Greatest Gift For Christmas Is Me’. It’s surprisingly not currently available to download as a single, but if and when the track is released, we’ll update this page with the relevant information and links.
This catchy and comical number was composed by the New Zealand comedian/musician/actor Bret McKenzie, who’s previously worked on such films as The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted.
In its full length form (above), Sainsbury’s ad lasts over 3 minutes, which certainly makes it one of the longest Christmas 2016 TV adverts. The short film tells the story of Dave who, having to contend with his demanding schedule of work and Christmas duties, comes up with an ingenious way of spending more time with his family.
Sainsbury’s have stuck with their sensible tradition of launching their Christmas advert a little later than most British retailers and brands, having posted the video to their official YouTube channel on the 13th of November, 2016.