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The new Lexus ad where the guy remembers being a kid and getting a new Atari for Christmas and how that used to be his best gift ever until his wife said to hell with the economy I'm going to buy my husband a ridiculously audacious gift: is that Roger from Swingtown?
Second, the candle commercial where the woman buys a candle that smells like gingerbread men and then tries to trick her friends into thinking that it's not the candle but it's the gingerbread men that she just cooked even though she bought them at the store: why does she leave the candle approximately one inch from the gingerbread men? Does she think her friends wouldn't notice it?
Anyway, on to the classics...I've written about this ad before, but we have to start with the Christmas commercial that everyone remembers, "Peter!" OK, that's probably not the real name of the ad, but that's how I've always known it. It's the one where the college kid comes home from college early in the morning (and somehow gets into the house without a key - what, this family doesn't lock their front door overnight?), makes Folger's coffee, and wakes up everyone in the house. I wish they still ran this ad. Or maybe we could see an update of the ad with the original cast and see what they're up to now:
Here's another holiday classic. The kid is Corey Feldman, long before (1975) he was fighting with Corey Haim. I wonder what a 50 cent gift certificate would get you today?
There have been many Coca-Cola Christmas ads over the years. Here's one from the late 70s that uses the classic "Hilltop" song:
Here's an 80s classic from Toys 'R Us. Is it weird that I remembered the lyrics to this jingle? (Answer: yes)
Here's an ad from the 70s. It's for a new stereo from Sears. I actually owned this:
Ferrero Rocher ads have become a regular part of our Christmas TV viewing. Here's the latest. I like how the other two people don't even say anything or register any shock when the woman takes the candy from the on-screen lyrics. Maybe they live in a world where people take candy from on-screen lyrics all the time:
I'd love to post the video for one of my favorite Christmas commercials, the Staples spot where the dog is wrapped up in wrapping paper. Unfortunately I can't find it anywhere on the web. Any help?