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Odious holiday ads

Holiday ads deserve their own thread, so they aren't buried in the "commercials you're hating" threads....so far I have two:

1. The "Hey Santa Claus" ad, where the adorable little black kid presents Santa with a pair of fleece slippers to wear "for after work..."

2. The amazon ad with the three old ladies sitting on a bench watching sledders, set to a poignant piano version of "In My Life" - one of them then shows up with a box full of hemorrhoid pillows she has ordered from amazon for them to put on plastic sleds and ride down the hill....this ad is called "Joy Ride", and not "Multiple Hip Fractures" -


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by Anonymousreply 33November 20, 2023 8:46 PM

That Amazon one pisses me off. That conglomerate monopoly that is ruining everyone’s life trying to act like they’re some benevolent and nostalgic entity is disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 1November 18, 2023 5:15 PM

Lighten up, OP, you miserable scold.

by Anonymousreply 2November 18, 2023 5:21 PM

So the only reason the old gals didn’t go sledding before the Amazon pillows was because of their hemorrhoids? Not because their bones break like over baked cheese sticks?

by Anonymousreply 3November 18, 2023 5:39 PM

I have only seen a truncated version of this ad - have not seen the old gal placing her order on her phone, and later the people in the crowd standing back respectfully and watching them slide down (alone!) and the flashbacks to them as young girls sledding.

I guess amazon doesn't want to pay for ONE FULL MINUTE of TV time, if they can trim it to THIRTY SECONDS.

by Anonymousreply 4November 18, 2023 5:45 PM

I saw the "old ladies Christmas ad" on TV Thursday night, it's sweet& really cute.

No nasty and negative comments about Christmas ads until after the Thanksgiving weekend Food blowout!!

Now, if the Elders want to comment on the "Dulcolax women's poop commercials" and why women are having a problem shitting, I can't stop them on that one.

by Anonymousreply 5November 18, 2023 6:17 PM

There should be an ad showing the emergency room, with the three old women on stretchers. Joe Namath enters, saying, "Hi everybody! It's a good thing this lady had a Medicare Advantage plan, because a broken hip isn't cheap!" Then Tom Selleck enters and says, "Thankfully this dear old grandma had a reverse mortgage, which will give her the cash she needs to pay these bills when they start piling up!" And finally Jonathan enters and says, "Sadly, this lady didn't make it...but fortunately she had our $19.95 a month plan, which will help pay for her final expenses!"


by Anonymousreply 6November 18, 2023 6:26 PM

I hate the old ladies one cause I hate Amazon and I hate bastardizing the Beatles.

by Anonymousreply 7November 18, 2023 6:30 PM

The idiotic car companies slapping a huge red bow on their cars and thinking people give each other cars at Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 8November 18, 2023 6:47 PM

R8 that's not unheard of. Though more often it's birthdays.

by Anonymousreply 9November 18, 2023 6:53 PM

Does that black person of questionable gender on the Medicare Advantage commercials count? (S)he's been used for several years and I'm more annoyed by their presence than the commercials themselves. (S)he's on at 0:37.

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by Anonymousreply 10November 18, 2023 6:55 PM

R8 types poor

by Anonymousreply 11November 18, 2023 7:03 PM

I am, r11. I also have an android and shop at the mall.

by Anonymousreply 12November 18, 2023 7:27 PM

OMG; I am watching the Georgia/Tennessee game, and they just played the old lady ad (the short version)!

by Anonymousreply 13November 18, 2023 8:57 PM

I loved the 50's Christmas commercials. They were either toy commercials or household items which always featured Santa. no pharmaceutical ads. When the Christmas commercials came out you knew we were getting close to Christmas and they never seemed overwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 14November 18, 2023 9:18 PM

The one raisin plops a box twice as big as her on the lap of the 2nd raisin. She is overwhelmed by a huge box. Then suddenly the box is opened and the 3 raisins are CGIng down a slope while squealing.

This stupid shit is shown during every break ad nauseam

by Anonymousreply 15November 18, 2023 9:19 PM

I cannot think of the actress. She is unique in every way (ugly). Odd-shaped body, with nearly no neck. She shills for Old Navy.

by Anonymousreply 16November 19, 2023 11:48 AM

Anything with blended families. There's an etsy one where the gay white uncle buys his niece some bit of handmade crap. He and POC partner look on fondly as niece unpacks the handmade piece of etsy crap.

by Anonymousreply 17November 19, 2023 12:23 PM

Handmade etsy crap ad

Why are the white partners always significantly less attractive than POC partners? Is it a case of "oooh whitey has done well for themselves here".

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by Anonymousreply 18November 19, 2023 12:25 PM

Any of those automobile commercials that treat the car/crossover as a Christmas gift. Lexus is the worst offender…

by Anonymousreply 19November 19, 2023 12:43 PM

Holiday 1999 at Gap was incredible!

Every Gift, Only GAP!

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by Anonymousreply 20November 19, 2023 12:51 PM

Such a great era, especially compared to now.

Every Gift, Only GAP!

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by Anonymousreply 21November 19, 2023 12:52 PM

Who still watches commercial tv?

by Anonymousreply 22November 19, 2023 12:57 PM

I was thinking the same thing, OP about your second point. (

by Anonymousreply 23November 19, 2023 1:00 PM

R22 they’re everywhere. Don’t you stream live TV?

by Anonymousreply 24November 19, 2023 7:38 PM

R22 people who have income and can afford it.

by Anonymousreply 25November 19, 2023 7:39 PM

"I hate the old ladies one cause I hate Amazon and I hate bastardizing the Beatles".

When the Beatles can do it themselves so much.....better?

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by Anonymousreply 26November 19, 2023 7:41 PM

Yes thank you r25 I’m so envious of those captains of industry who sit and watch commercials for laundry detergent interspersing their entertainment.

No r24 I certainly do not. Network tv is trash. I watch everything on streaming services and pay extra to avoid commercials on services like Hulu and Peacock. I’ll also watch things on YouTube but I’m YT Red so no commercials for me.

Commercial tv is for the poor and easily entertained.

by Anonymousreply 27November 19, 2023 9:24 PM

I like the sentiment behind the old ladies sledding ad, if not the ethics of the company behind it.

by Anonymousreply 28November 19, 2023 9:33 PM

The Amazon commercial is beyond irritating. How does one old broad go from a drooling and nearly catatonic dope and then a stupid pillow gives her the dexterity to sit in a sled and just let it rip? It’s so cloying and saccharine. If this was real life, the commercial would end with an ambulance.

by Anonymousreply 29November 19, 2023 9:40 PM

This is the forever gold standard. This brother and sister FUCKED.

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by Anonymousreply 30November 19, 2023 9:42 PM

The GOLD STANDARD is this one, featuring DL fave PETER!

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by Anonymousreply 31November 20, 2023 5:19 PM

R29, see R6,

by Anonymousreply 32November 20, 2023 5:20 PM

The BMW family ski-trip commercial with the goofy father -- "I don't WANNA wear the new ski suit!" & "Who's ready to shred some pow?!!" -- is beyond fucking annoying!!

And I can't escape it! I'm a die-hard Lakers fan; watch every game. During Lakers games on Spectrum Sports Net LA, it airs 2-3 times -- sometimes back-to-back -- during EVERY commercial break. I am not exaggerating. WTF, Spectrum Ad Sales??! You don't have any advertisers other than BMW & Jack-in-the-Box? It's feels like they're *trying* to drive me nuts.

by Anonymousreply 33November 20, 2023 8:46 PM
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