Advertising does not slow down during the holiday season. On the contrary. Just ask your postman. He’s the one who has to deliver all those catalogues and flyers with all the wreathes and candles and glazed hams printed on them. On TV you can count on seeing ads showing an expensive car in a snowy driveway (but magically there’s no snow on the car) with a big red ribbon around it. “Oh, Honey!” the grateful and well dressed wife will say to her generous hubby, “All of a sudden I love you!” And then there’s Santa. Hoo boy is there Santa…
Please enjoy these animated remnants of Christmas past. Best wishes to all you folks out there!
Playhouse Christmas Card
An animated greeting from Playhouse Pictures accompanied by the music of Fats Waller. From 1958.
Short spot from Playhouse Pictures made about the same time as the above.
Produced and directed by Karl Fischer and animated by Ed Smith.
Icy cold weather, icy cold friends, and icy cold Coke. Life is beautiful.
What could be better than cartons of Coke? Cartons of Camels! Give the gift of emphysema!
Not a commercial, but a short film by Terry Gilliam. This aired on the Christmas episode of Do Not Adjust Your Set. David Jason can be heard at the beginning.