Tree-Top Ornament Who’s Seen It All Finally Gets to See Netflix Streaming This Holiday

Deutsch/LA spot spans 34 years

Tesco had its family-through-the-years holiday spot. Now, it's Netflix's turn.

In its first work for the brand, Deutsch/LA tells the story of the McDermott family—from the point of view of a porcelain Christmas tree topper voiced by Sopranos star Lorraine Bracco. We begin in the late '70s, as Mom brings the ornament home, where it will witness all sorts of shenanigans over the next 34 years. Holidays bring the usual family stresses for the McDermotts, but three decades later, something finally comes along that brings them all together for a quiet few hours—Netflix streaming.

The spot is nicely shot by Matt Aselton of Arts & Sciences—all the period details are fun. (Even today, the McDermotts retain a stubborn '70s vibe.) And Bracco's voice is as rich and evocative as ever, perfect for an ad with vintage touches.

Not sure watching Forrest Gump is really what will bring the family together this holiday, though. Shame the second season of House of Cards won't arrive for another couple months.

Print ad and credits below.

Client: Netflix
Spot: "Tree Topper"
Chief Marketing Officer: Kelly Bennett
Vice President, North America Marketing: Jerret West
Global Creative Director: Trent Good
Senior Producer: Kara Pierce
Senior Marketing Manager: Megan Imbres
Creative Marketing Manager: Crystal Ponzio

Agency: Deutsch, Los Angeles
Chief Creative Officer: Pete Favat
Group Creative Director: Gavin Lester
Senior Art Director: Gordy Sang
Senior Copywriter: Brian Siedband
Director of Integrated Production: Vic Palumbo
Producer: Rachel Seitel

Production Company: Arts & Sciences, Los Angeles
Director: Matt Aselton
Director of Photography: Corey Walter
Managing Director: Mal Ward
Executive Producer: Marc Marrie
Line Producer: Zoe Odlum

Editorial Company: Arcade Edit, Los Angeles
Editor: Geoff Hounsell
Executive Producer: Damian Stevens
Assistant Editor: Glenn Teel
Producer: Gavin Carroll

Post Facility: MPC, Santa Monica, Calif.
Colorist: Mark Gethin

Post Facility (Online): MPC, Santa Monica
Online Artist: Mark Holden
Online Assistant Artist: Adrian Leva
Producer: Abisayo Adejare
Executive Producer: Lexi Stearn

Music/Composer: Human

Sound Design: Henry Boy, New York

Audio Post: Lime Studios, Santa Monica
Mixer: Rohan Young
Assistant: Jeff Malen
Executive Producer: Jessica Locke

Shoot Location: Chicago

End Tag Treatment: Laundry, Los Angeles

Additional Deutsch Credits:
Chief Executive Officer: Mike Sheldon
Director of Account Management: Kim Getty

Account Management Credits:
Group Account Director: John McGonigle
Account Director: Christi Johnson
Account Supervisor: Michal David

Media Credits:
Director of Business Affairs: Abilino Guillermo
Business Affairs Manager: Maggie Pijanowski
Director or Broadcast Traffic: Carie Bonillo