Here come the Christmas commercials: Bah, humbug

I’d like to take this time to tell my wife that she will not be receiving a Lexus or a diamond for Christmas. Read the full post.


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  • PastisPrologue

    Any Christmas commercial that shows employees at retail stores smiling is total garbage. These minimum wagers are nasty during August, you really think they get any better during the holidays?

    • retail slave

      Excuse me? I’m actually rather offended by that. Obviously you have never worked retail in your life. Getting screamed at by complete strangers for things that aren’t your fault, and are usually either the result of customer’s poor planning or bad store policy? I know there are a lot of unpleasant shop clerks out there, but to lump us all in as “minimum wagers”? go f*** yourself. I hope you get horrible service this holiday season.

  • Jed

    Bottom line…they all do…too much commercialism and way too much of the crappy Xmas music too.

  • Raven

    God, I thought I was the only one creeped out by the Target lady. Thanks for sharing, now I know I’m not alone. She’s like everything that’s bad about comercial Christmas.

  • PJL

    I like the Coke Christmas commercials and though sappy, Hallmark does nice ones. The Bud clydesdales are always fun.

  • Paul

    Come on now. You know its the christmas season when you see those stupid chi-pet and clapper commercials

    • dogfoot

      The first Chia Pet commercial airs earlier and earlier every year! For me that’s the classic example of crappy holiday ads.

    • Sue

      I love those Chia Commericals!

    • Kim

      C’mon, now! The clapper was one that was so bad, it was awesome. That old lady who lays down and then realizes her lights are still on and gets all p’d off about it will always hold a special place in my heart!

  • Bombero1956

    The commercial with the grown woman who is afraid of thunder and lightning. The hubby presents her with a diamond bauble. Stupid!!!

    • Flyer

      Oh, I HATE that commercial! Thank god that woman has a husband who will protect her from the mean awful thunder & lightning. Whatever would she do without him? And then he promises her that he’ll ALWAYS be there for her. Guess that means she dies first, eh? Blech, blech, BLECH.

    • kate

      YES!!!! I despise that commercial. I hate the combination of the helpless grown woman and that all her problems can be solved with diamond jewelry!

    • Dee

      THIS! I loathe loathe loathe that commercial!!

    • hunterswriter

      I HATE that commercial too. I think it’s stupid, that he knew exactly when it would thunder so he could give her a piece of jewelry.

    • Kim

      That may be one of the most stomach turning commercials of all time, Christmas or otherwise. Yuck!

  • Jed

    They all suck and it’s nothing more than a marketing gimmick for the respective companies, using Xmas a their backdrop. Enough already!

  • Alex T

    Worst Christmas commercial ever: The Hyundai Commercials with that lady singing “Up on the Rooftop”. UGHHHHHHHHHH

  • Claudia

    I loathe all the Target commercials and any ads that portray shoppers as complete morons. I don’t freak out over Xmas shopping. Took my boys to a book store today and they found a dozen things they wanted – no stress in book stores!

  • John

    I saw an interview with a Lexus dealer on the news last year, and they actually have the big ribbon in stock for people that want to use them when they buy a car.

    • Mary

      My father gave both my sister and me new cars for Christmas last year. They were not Lexus (Trailblazer & Equinox) but the dealership did have big bows. He didn’t want to do that and they offered to decorate them with ribbons and balloons instead.

      We both had been driving the same cars we had each bought for ourselves over 15 years ago. We kept them maintained because we didn’t want car payments. He wanted us to have something more reliable and safe as we were both traveling more frequently. Usually, we just get a sweater. And, yea, he gave plenty of money to the needy and those far less fortunate as we do all year round.

  • omacolt

    If I had a hot wife as they show in those commercials I would buy her a car, diamond, and shop at Victoria’s Secret. However my wife is more like a Kohls or Elaine Bryant person if you know what I mean.

    • Flyer

      That’s “Lane” Bryant. And judging by your comment, I’d say your wife DESERVES a car and diamond for putting up with you.

  • caddyfixr

    I just about hate all commercials because they interupt whichever show/movie I`m watching. What really ticks me off is it seems all channels advertise at the same time which really sucks for a channel surfer like myself

    • Jay-Jay

      As a fellow channel surfer, I agree. Wish stations would stagger commercials, too.

  • minnie

    last year, while my kids under 7 yrs old, watched Rudolph, the Target comm. showed a little girl thanking her mom and dad for buying presents! luckily my kids are too young to realize what she said, my little ones still believe in Santa. Can we keep the tradition just a little longer?

  • Nicole

    I love the commercial that shows all the sleeping babies while Silent Night plays. Makes me all teary eyed.

    • NYTeach

      Me, too.

  • Romy

    The Céline Dion’s Walgreens Xmas commercial in 2006 for her perfum… Céline Dion under my Xmas tree singing O Xmas Tree? Works for me

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