WATCH: John Lewis releases its 2017 Christmas ad

This year's ad focuses on 'Moz the Monster'

WATCH: John Lewis releases its 2017 Christmas ad

Image: John Lewis via Twitter

The British retailer John Lewis has released its highly anticipated Christmas ad.

Over the last several years, the retailer has become well-known for its often emotional and high concept festive advertisements.

This year's offering focuses on 7-year-old Joe, who is kept awake by a snoring monster called Moz who sleeps under his bed.

The ad is directed by the award-winning French director Michel Gondry, best known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and music videos for bands such as The White Stripes and Bjork.

The soundtrack is a cover version of The Beatles' Golden Slumbers sung by British band Elbow.

You can check out the ad below: