Two words. Ripping paper. The video says it all. Watching it is sure to put a smile on your face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP4abiHdQpc Merry Christmas...
Coca-Cola’s Heartwarming 2020 Christmas Ad
Coca-Cola has always had some great ads, and this year's Christmas video is no exception. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg4Mq5EAEzw&feature=youtu.be Coca-Cola's Christmas marketing campaign, called ‘The Letter’, asks consumers to “give something only you can give – yourself” this Christmas as it encourages people to be truly present with each other. (The U.S. version of the ad ends with … Continue reading Coca-Cola’s Heartwarming 2020 Christmas Ad
Get Your Hand Santa-tizer Ready for the Big Guy
Will he be wearing a mask? Will he be using hand sanitizer as he goes from house to house? Will he have to quarantine himself before he starts his journey? Will he have to get a special exemption to be able to fly? I’m sure parents are getting a whole new set of questions about … Continue reading Get Your Hand Santa-tizer Ready for the Big Guy
Music Monday: Some of My Favorite Christmas Songs (and THE Worst)
I was waiting for the Monday closest to Christmas to put this post together, which consists mostly of combining a couple of my previous posts about my favorite Christmas songs, with some updates. I also came across a short post about the worst Christmas song ever, and decided to include that here as well. So … Continue reading Music Monday: Some of My Favorite Christmas Songs (and THE Worst)
The Best of Britain’s Christmas Commercials, 2019
It's been a tradition since I started this blog to share the best Christmas commercials coming out of the U.K. For British retailers, the ads are the equivalent of the Super Bowl commercials in the U.S. I've already featured one British Christmas ad this year, the one by Hafod's, a hardware store in the Welsh … Continue reading The Best of Britain’s Christmas Commercials, 2019
I’m Dreaming of a $700,007 Aston Martin from Neiman Marcus
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Neiman Marcus has come out with its 2019 Christmas Book, full of outrageously expensive gifts. This is the first year that every gift is under one million dollars. So if you're ever going to buy something from this catalog, this may be the year. Here are my … Continue reading I’m Dreaming of a $700,007 Aston Martin from Neiman Marcus
Am I in Danger of Losing My Man Card?
If it were up to one reader of the Wall Street Journal, I'd have to give up my man card. Why? Because I voluntarily chose to watch a Hallmark Christmas movie. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal had a front-page story about how popular Hallmark Christmas movies are, and not just among women. Some fans … Continue reading Am I in Danger of Losing My Man Card?
Fun Christmas Math
Did you ever wonder how many total gifts someone receives as a result of the song the 12 Days of Christmas? Or what individual gift was the most popular? What about Santa Claus and his delivery schedule? How many houses does he visit? How fast does he have to be traveling? How heavy is his … Continue reading Fun Christmas Math
The Best of Britain’s 2018 Christmas Commercials
I've noted before that Christmas commercials in the U.K. are like Super Bowl commercials in the U.S.; it's one of the highlights of the advertising world. I've already written about my favorite British Christmas commercial of 2018, the ad by John Lewis featuring Elton John. If you missed it, here it is; if you've seen it before, … Continue reading The Best of Britain’s 2018 Christmas Commercials
Is This the Worst Holiday TV Commercial?
Yes, it is. Perhaps you've seen it; if not here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvrem8e9LHI There are a couple of things I find annoying with this ad. First, how many people go out on Black Friday and buy two cars, one for themselves and one for their spouse? If that's GM's target market, I'm guessing it's a … Continue reading Is This the Worst Holiday TV Commercial?