McDonald's has stepped into the Christmas advert arena and released its 2016 festive commercial featuring a doll hoping to be taken home from the toyshop.

The fast food giant is the latest reminder that December is drawing closer, after major supermarkets release their adverts to try and bring a tear to viewers' eyes.

The clip shows a toymaker placing a vintage doll named Juliette, in the window of his toy shop, telling her: "Maybe this year."

As days go by, Juliette watches people laughing and enjoying the festivities, and worries she will be left without a family home to be part of come Christmas Day.

Will Juliette find someone to give her a home this Christmas?

She finally decides to take her fate into her own hands and heads outside, dodging traffic and puddles as she makes her way across to the fast food restaurant.

But upon getting there, she stumbles across 'Meteor Mike' - a toy reminiscent of Buzz Lightyear - who begins beeping and flashing in excitement when he spots Juliette.

Quick as a flash, the doll jumps into the bag with the other toy, ready to be taken home this Christmas.

A happily ever after for Juliette after she leaps into bag with another toy

Fans of the advert might even spot the doll on McDonalds coffee cups over the festive period.

The toy-based advert is one of many adverts this year which focuses on something other than people for their campaign.

Buster the Boxer features in John Lewis' advert which delighted dog lovers and Heathrow Airport's Mr and Mrs Bair made hearts melt across the nation.

Animated Kevin the carrot captured the attention of Aldi advert viewers, whereas M&S opted for actress Janet McTeer to play superwoman Mrs Claus.

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