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Sky's Christmas Advert Sees E.T. Reunite With Elliot Under the Watchful Eye of Steven Spielberg

By Shabana Arif on at

Sky TV, Sky Talk, and Sky Mobile customers have a bunch of freebies coming their way, from films to data to sports events.

To promote its freebies, Sky roped in Steven Spielberg to cook up its E.T. Christmas advert, with Sky Creative Agency executive creative director, Robin Garton, calling it "a real sequel, not just a Christmas ad," (via The Drum).  The two minute video sees the alien pop in to visit a very grown up Elliot (Henry Thomas), who gives him a tour of the technology 2019 has to offer.

"It’s an honour to bring ET back to Earth in this new festive short story, helping us to celebrate the magic of family time at Christmas and Sky’s part in bringing our customers together at this special time of year,” said Stephen van Rooyen, chief executive of Sky UK & Ireland.

Sky TV customers can watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Sky One for free, rather than paying to watch it on Sky Cinema as usual. Love Actually is also available to download for free between December 4 and 31. Meanwhile, sports fans will be thrilled to discover that all eight Sky Sports channels will be available to access on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, so you can ignore your family and catch up on the premium sports action.

If you're a Sky Talk customer with a landline for some reason, you can call any landline or mobile number in any country for free on Christmas Day, so you'll have no excuse for not calling Great Aunt Maud this year, who has yet to figure out how to use Skype.

And if you're a Sky Mobile customer, as long as you're in the UK, you'll be getting the gift of free data on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, which is probably going to come in handy when you're busy faffing about with editing, uploading, and tagging all of your Christmas pics and simultaneously digesting all that turkey.