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Topic: Holidays

Naughty, Bare-Chested 'Party Santa' Gets a DUI in South Dakota's Holiday Ad Don't be like this degenerate Kringle

'Twas the night before Christmas, and inside the jail, Randy the "Party Santa" sat drunken and pale. Earlier that night, after drinking whiskey and rye, Randy tried to drive home,…

December 22, 2014, 10:18 AM EST

Meet the Two Singers Who Helped Make Apple's 2014 Holiday Ad So Special Dana Williams and Rhiannon Giddens

Apple is back to take you behind the scenes of its sweet holiday ad about a musical recording that spans generations. Singer-songwriter Dana Williams, who stars as the granddaughter in the…

December 18, 2014, 11:52 AM EST

Dumb Ways to Die Sings 'Deck the Halls' for the Holidays A dumbed-down version, of course

Holiday safety is the theme of the latest "Dumb Ways to Die" video from Metro Trains and McCann in Melbourne, Australia. Tangerine Kitty, which sang on the iconic original PSA from…

December 18, 2014, 9:32 AM EST

Hootsuite's Holiday Video Is 40 Minutes of an Owl Perched by a Roaring Fire Really, why overcomplicate it?

Hootsuite knows how to celebrate the holidays. On the heels of its great Halloween ads, the social media aggregation site has now rolled out a simple, awesome Christmas ad playing…

December 17, 2014, 4:16 PM EST

Employees Get Pelted With Snowballs in Super Slow Motion in This Agency's Holiday Card That's cold, Exit10

Employees at Baltimore agency Exit10 get pelted with snowballs in slow motion in this flaky and—let's be honest—rather painful-looking holiday video. No one got hurt during filming. Not much, anyway. The…

December 17, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

Agency Pitches Christmas to a Focus Group, and Their Reaction Is Anything but Merry Scrooges run amok

So, you hate focus groups. Understandable. They can make a mess of anything. In fact, they can even hate Christmas. Ogilvy & Mather in Paris put together this entertaining little (fake)…

December 17, 2014, 10:42 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Samsung's Dreamy Holiday Ad Tells a Moving Fairy Tale on 74 Screens Sweet tale, sweeter execution

Some 74 synchronized devices, from a two-inch watch screen to a 65-inch curved Samsung TV—and everything in between—make an animated dream come alive in Samsung's lovely holiday spot. R/GA created the…

December 17, 2014, 10:12 AM EST

You'll Love This Beautiful and Inspiring Holiday Ad, Particularly If You're a Writer Field Notes' meditation on remembrance

Field Notes, the paper products and accessories brand best known for its stylish notepads—designed by Aaron Draplin, whom you'll remember from yesterday—attempts to convey the intensity and magic of the…

December 16, 2014, 2:27 PM EST

Cards Against Humanity Got 30,000 People to Buy Actual Shit for $6 a Box on Black Friday No, they weren't kidding

Cards Against Humanity always does something fun on Black Friday. This year, it sold boxes of bullshit—actual bullshit—to 30,000 people, many of whom were surprised to receive a box of…

December 16, 2014, 9:44 AM EST

Ikea's Christmas Experiment Sweetly Shows That Kids Want So Much More Than Toys Letters to their parents

Yo, grinches. I challenge you not to tear up, just a little, as you watch "The Other Letter," a holiday video from Ikea created by McCann Spain. Young children are asked…

December 15, 2014, 11:23 AM EST

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