Posts Tagged ‘commercials’


Although I am not a religious man, I am absolutely enthralled when the holiday season kicks off.  While Christmas seems to take over the last few months of the year (I heard holiday music in a fast food restaurant back in September), it is after Thanksgiving when we get to the “money” part of the holiday season.  Gifts are being bought, party arrangements are being made, and the television airwaves are absolutely inundated with jingle bells and ho-ho-hos.

What makes the season truly special is that it honors the past.  Each year, we hear the same songs, watch the same television specials, and use the same old lights to decorate the house.  These traditions help us remember our past while, simultaneously, shaping our future – remember, there’s always someone out there watching Frosty or Rudolph for the first time.

With that in mind, let’s spotlight something that often gets overlooked: perennial Christmas commercials.  While many commercials are aimed to promote something short-term and are easily forgotten, the following commercials have managed to stave off quick extinction to become miniature holiday “classics.”


You know it’s getting close to the Olympics when you start seeing commercials for athletes in random sports like swimming and gymnastics, but what does Michael Phelps have to do with shampoo? There’s no way that the last two things Mike Phelps is thinking before he steps out to the pool are what songs are on his MP3 player and whether or not he has any dandruff. For sure, all he wants to know is if whatever stripper he’s dating has good weed to smoke after the race. Can you even to listen to music while you’re swimming? Did Apple make Michael Phelps a waterproof iPod? You would think that he’d be focusing more on his opponents or instructions his coach gave him. Is anyone really looking at your hair when you’re wearing a gold medal?