Here is the heartwarming McDonald’s Christmas 2020 advert titled ‘Inner Child’. In the animated commercial we are asked “Are you Reindeer Ready?” as we follow a mother and teenage son, Tom on Christmas Eve. He mum tries her hardest to get Tom to embrace his inner child and partake in family Christmas traditions to no avail.
The final straw is when Tom and his mum then visit a Christmas market and whilst his mum tries to make him laugh by pretending to be a reindeer, he walks along behind her on his phone and puts his airpods in.
On the car journey home, they stop at the McDonald’s Drive Thru, to collect some food and reindeer treats. When they get home, Tom has had a change of heart and decides to have a snowball fight with his elated Mum.
The music in the advert
Music: Forever Young (Cover) | Artist : Becky Hill
The music in the new McDonald’s Christmas 2020 advert is a cover version of the 1984 hit song “Forever Young”. The cover version in the advert is performed by English singer-songwriter Becky Hill.
The song was co-written by Marian Gold (real name: Hartwig Schierbaum), Bernhard Lloyd (real name: Bernhard Gössling) and Frank Mertens who form a German synth-pop band called Alphaville. The song was the title single from their debut album of the same name.