Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Now we move on to The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. I have great stuff to share with you this year, so let's get it started with some Christmas commercials.
First up, what would a TV commercial post at the blog be without a McDonald's commercial? Here, a young boy rewards Santa with a treat that trumps milk and cookies:
Another Mickey D's spot features Ronald and his friends and a shooting star:
Hallmark remains a mainstay for the holidays, between cards and gift wrap.
Here is an ad for the worst Atari game of all time, E.T. It's a long story as to why that is, but if you research it on the Web, you'll see for yourself. This commercial, however, has a nice charm to it.
Speaking of charm, here's a lovely ad from AT&T from 1987.
I featured a fine 7-Up ad last year, and this year is no exception.
You know what today's Christmas commercials need more of? VOLUME! As in LOUDNESS! Like in this Crazy Eddie's commercial from 1982. His prices were INSANE!!
The drinking glasses featured in this Taco Bell commercial from 1977 look very nice, but doesn't Santa sound a little creepy as he laughs at the end?
Here is a great commercial for a department store I've never heard of, Zayre's. It features none other than Batman and Robin, in 1960s camp mode, shopping at one of Zayre's 24-hour locations. The nameless actors do a great job playing the TV show versions of the heroes. A lot of fun!
Finally, here is an update of a Christmas commercial classic, the Norelco Santa riding on a razorhead through the snow.
I'll see you about midweek with another Christmas commercial post, this time devoted to one product and one theme. Thanks!