It ends with a young Elton, four, running down the stairs on Christmas morning to unwrap his grandmother's gift of a piano.
The John Lewis Christmas advert has arrived.
Rumours around the festive campaign are rife, with Radio X presenter Chris Moyles last week creating a spoof ad featuring the John song Rocket Man.
It's here. John Lewis have launched their 2018 Christmas advertising campaign, The Boy And The Piano.
From the present moment in time, a journey backwards through Elton's defining career moments takes us all the way back to him receiving his grandmother's piano as a 4-year-old boy.
Hudson Trindall, a pupil at Regency Performing Arts in Margate, plays a young Elton John in the commercial, which was released today and shows different actors taking on the legendary musician through the years, including an appearance from Elton himself for the present-day scenes.
This year's John Lewis Christmas advert is no exception, as it features one very famous face and the gift that changed his life - yes, we're talking Elton John and a piano.
He said: "I think Elton has enjoyed the process of making this tremendously".
Many users said the ad is too Elton John marketing heavy, especially considering he is about to embark on his "final" world tour 'Yellow Brick Road'.
John Lewis customer director Craig Inglis said: "The ad tells the story of why Elton's piano was more than just a gift and we hope to remind customers of that special moment when they've given a gift at Christmas time that they know will be treasured forever".
The John Lewis adverts have become as much a signal that Christmas is coming as the Coca Cola truck adverts.
But one fan was converted, writing: "They've pulled it off this year - I normally don't like the John Lewis ads but this made me cry and it's got me".