The spot for U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer features Paddington mistaking a burglar for Santa Claus.
Typical Paddington high jinks ensue, and by the end the burglar ― whom Paddington still believes to be Santa ― seems to have discovered the true meaning of Christmas.
“Thank you, little bear,” he says.
Some believe the faux Santa didn’t say “thank you” but rather a phrase that would almost certainly put him on the naughty list:
Some people are convinced:
But not everyone hears the burglar swear at the bear:
The new “Paddington” film will be released in the United States in January.