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This CBS holiday promo from 1966 would never be done today

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 2nd 2009 6:02PM
Here's a subtle, beautiful "Season's Greetings" promo from CBS in 1966. This would never happen in 2009, of course. It's not loud or wacky enough. But wouldn't it be a nice breather in between people getting killed on Criminal Minds and people getting killed on CSI: NY? And can you imagine what sort of good will CBS would generate if they showed something like this again? TV fans would love it.



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nadagroup

I have always loved this. Remember as a teenager I was so struck by its clean, simple lines. It is still my favorite holiday promo/message.

November 26 2011 at 8:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
suebus

After reading all of the reponses, I am filled with joy to see a tremendous outpouring of positive comments from so many different beliefs, without degrading others.
Have a Beautiful Christmas and a much more positive
New Year.
Whatever you call your belief, true light & warmth is not in a church or a government building, BUT IN OUR HEARTS, WHEN WE OPEN UP AND SHARE OUR HUMANNESS!
GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!!!

December 07 2009 at 3:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Crazy world

I am a Christian who does not celibrate the winter solistice (Christmas). Even with the music that is played (They did not include the lyrics), I am not offended by this commercial. I think it is cute and sweet.

...Even though Jesus Christ was not "born on Christmas day".

December 07 2009 at 2:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe Ben

As someine else has already said, I remember this commercial. I was only a young undergrad at UNA at the time. Wish we had more of the same...................Joe Ben

December 07 2009 at 2:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
debzilla

Boy memory lane. Was in fifth grade when this debuted. I remember watching even 2 years later at the holiday season. Would love to see it again.

December 07 2009 at 2:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jen

i loved it and i think they should play it and play more like it. we do need more commercials like this. does it really matter if they said seasons greetings or merry christmas? this is why they dont show things like this because people make a huge deal about it when theres really no need to. like whats wrong with telling people happy holidays instead of merry christmas. everyone has their own right to celebrate their own religion i mean did we forget our rights somewhere along the way? why cant people just be happy with what they have and be happy with other people?

December 07 2009 at 2:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Uncle Eddy

Of all the holidays that happen this month Christmas is by far the most important. Despite it being deluted by the secular world, Christmas is still the 2nd most important Christian holiday, after Easter.
No I'm not a right wing so-called Christian, but a left of center Catholic.
Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to all

December 07 2009 at 2:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Paul

A simpler time and a gentler time. We are now living in the fast lane to a large, loud, intrusive coporate nowhere. A real shame what we've lost in our society. And, who cares about all of the religious this and religious that - the point of this has obviously been missed by the majority of you.

December 07 2009 at 2:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pete staff

Today it has be Prono -Promo. To a be sucess. Nice is out Vuglar is in.

December 07 2009 at 2:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
the one

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

December 07 2009 at 2:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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