The jolly old elf has been hawking Mercedes, as well as Chevy pick-ups. The Mercedes spot is nothing special.
The Chevy spots, however, are subtly very funny and my favorites of the season.
In one, Santa is on the sales floor when a prospective customer mentions to Santa that he likes to hunt… “Deer.” Then quickly changes his answer to “fish.”
Another spot has Santa talking with a couple when the woman actually tugs on his beard. “That’s my beard” he tells her before she finally hugs him.
In another, Santa is leaving the break-room and his co-workers are looking at cookie crumbs. Santa says to them, “I thought they were for me.”
There’s also a spot in which a customer wants to sit on Santa’s lap.
In yet another in the series, two of Santa’s co-workers catch him doing some stretching exercises ask him “how he does it?” He touches them on the nose and replies “with lots of little helpers.”
I am not an advertising expert – but each of them brings a smile to my face.
Any holiday commercials that stand out for you?