In possibly the most beautiful Christmas advert in the history of Christmas adverts (thank you, Sky), the beloved alien came back from space to see his friend once again – and quite a lot has changed since they last saw each other.
Almost four decades later and both Elliott and the extra-terrestrial have settled down and had a family of their own. Yep, our hearts can’t handle it either. Sky’s incredible festive treat off with Elliott’s kids, who found E.T. lurking in the garden behind a snowman.
After letting out bloodcurdling screams, their concerned dad rushed out to help, but he quickly became overjoyed with happiness when he saw his long-lost pal standing right before him. ‘You came back?!’ he cried. Someone pass us the tissues immediately. After introducing him to his brood, Elliott welcomed E.T. indoors where he was schooled on virtual reality, the internet and of course, The Holiday. E.T. cuddled up on the sofa next to his mate’s little boy and smiled as he soaked up the atmosphere.
But like all good things, his trip had to come to an end. In the middle of the night, E.T. showed Elliott he had a wife and child and needed to get back, you guessed it, home. And of course, there was only one way for the iconic character to get to his space ship, and the group travelled through the air by bike as the iconic soundtrack played out. As he said his goodbyes, E.T. pointed his glowing finger at Elliott’s son’s heart and promised that he’d be right there. Yep, we’ve got actual goosebumps.
Sky’s UK and Ireland CEO enthused: ‘It’s an honour to bring E.T.