This week, Adweek takes a look at the 2012 holiday spots unwrapped by some major brands. From Macy's new take on the beloved classic A Miracle on 34th Street to eBay's perfectly pitched point about the hazards of gifting ponies, retailers and other marketers are starting to bring the magic of the season to the small screen.
Many of the hundreds of TV commercials that air each day are just blips on the radar, having little impact on the psyche of the American consumer, who is constantly bombarded by advertising messages.
These aren't those commercials.
Adweek and AdFreak have brought together the most innovative and well-executed spots of the week, commercials that will make you laugh, smile, cry, think—and maybe buy.