Saturday, December 03, 2016
The Great Annual Christmas Ad Competition
Well now that it's starting to look a lot like Christmas, even in Ottawa.
And now that the party leaders have sent out their seasonal greetings.
And Rona Ambroses' card sent shivers down my spine...
I thought I'd take a break from the grim world of politics, and the horror of Harper and Trump.
And get into the spirit of the holiday season.
Every year in Britain John Lewis, a big department store chain, and Sainsbury's, a big supermarket chain, hold an informal competition to see who can produce the best, multimillion pound Christmas ad.
And every year I run both videos, and let you decide which one should be the winner.
This is John Lewis' 2016 entry...
And this is Sainsbury's...
Sadly, neither of them moved me as much this year as they have in the past.
Although I'd probably give the bouncing Boxer the nod because of the dog and the powerful message:
Do it, just do it, go wild. Buy EVERYTHING you want !!!!!
And neither of them made me laugh as much as Sainsbury's winning entry last year.
The Story of Mog the cat's Christmas calamity...
But then in still smoking post-Brexit Britain, almost nobody is laughing either eh?
Now that they're finding out how much it's going to cost them.
So between that and Trump, I think this is the Christmas video I like the best, which came to me all the way from Scotland...
Yes, I think I need to share that one widely.
It's time to make racists feel afraid again.
Why does the holiday season seem so bleak this year?
Why did Rona Ambrose send me that monstrous Christmas card?
Why is Santa so ugly?