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We Were Not Prepared For How Emotional BBC One's Holiday Ad Would Make Us

It celebrates the beauty of a strong father-daughter relationship.

The holiday season is in full swing and with it comes tons of commercials aimed at getting you into the Christmas spirit. But BBC One's newly released ad manages to do a lot more than make you want to put up your tree. And it might just make you cry. 

The two-minute short film titled "The Supporting Act" celebrates the beauty of a strong father-daughter relationship. Set to Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson's hit song "Symphony," the short was created using an impressive mix of CGI and stop motion. 

In it, a 10-year-old girl is so excited about her Christmas talent show that she practices day in and day out for her performance. As she works on her dance moves at home, outside, at the grocery store, and in a shopping mall, her father is right by her side. He's focused on the chores he has to do and the errands he needs to run, so it may not seem like he notices just how much work his daughter is putting in. But on the big night, he proves that couldn't be farther from the truth. 

We don't want to spoil much more so check out the short film in the video above. 

"The Christmas film illustrates the joy that can be sparked through a shared moment," Kerry Moss, portfolio head of marketing at BBC One said. "Through its depiction of a busy dad and dance-loving daughter, the film draws on the insight that the pressures of life can often get in the way of the things that really matter, particularly at Christmas.”

The short film was shared on Twitter on Saturday, where people were moved by the emotional connection between a girl and her dad.

Agreed.