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Baffled Shoppers Face Obstacles, Elves and Captivity in This Bizarre Discount Store Stunt Would you take this 'Adventure Quest'?

Behold! The lowest of the low-budget hidden-camera pranks has been created for discount retailer Ocean State Job Lot, and it is steeped in local commercial magic. The chain, with 116 stores…

November 24, 2014, 5:19 PM EST

Santa Is Caught With His Pants Down in Poo-Pourri's Hilariously Inappropriate Christmas Ad Even St. Nick has to poop

When you think of Santa Claus dropping loads all over the world, you envision bags full of gifts. But it seems jolly St. Nick leaves less happy presents in people's…

November 20, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

NYC Sparkles in Ogilvy's Gorgeous Animated Christmas Ad for Tiffany Psyop adds more magic to the season

Ice shimmers on the streets of New York in Ogilvy & Mather's animated holiday ad for Tiffany & Co. It sparkles from the trees and bridges, too. Its glow radiates…

November 18, 2014, 5:10 PM EST

Kmart and Joe Boxer Go for Belly Laughs in Holiday Sequel to 'Jingle Balls' More musical body parts from FCB

Kmart and Joe Boxer's "Show Your Joe" ad (rechristened "Jingle Balls" by some) was one of the big hits of 2013's holiday season—to the tune of 18 million YouTube views. Now,…

November 17, 2014, 1:45 PM EST

All of Britain Sings 'Let It Go' in Vodafone's Christmas Ad You've heard of this song, I presume

"Let It Go" is so played out at this point, some might consider it a lump of coal in their stockings. But that hasn't stopped Vodafone U.K. and RKCR/Y&R from…

November 12, 2014, 12:19 PM EST

Tesco Puts On an Insane Christmas Light Show, Proves Commitment to Holiday Spirit Time to start digging out those ornaments, folks

The annual British Christmas ad wars are heating up, and Tesco wants people to know it's armed with lots of the obligatory bright lights and endearingly ridiculous ornaments. A new TV…

November 12, 2014, 10:09 AM EST

U.K. Pharmacy Boots Celebrates Family in Its Quietly Lovely Christmas Ad Heartwarming moments on Boxing Day

John Lewis may have won Christmas with its penguin ad, but Mother London's holiday spot for British pharmacy chain Boots is an impressive stocking stuffer in its own right. Director Noam…

November 7, 2014, 1:33 PM EST

Santa 'Sleighs' Dracula in Betabrand's Murderous Video Game About Christmas Creep Kringle cannot be stopped

Betabrand satirizes Christmas creep in its first video game, Santa Sleighs Halloween, as you play as Mr. Claus armed with a blunderbuss and a candy cane shiv. Your mission? To…

October 31, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

Kmart Rolls Out Christmas Commercial That Insists: 'This Is Not a Christmas Commercial' 'Merry birthday, everyone'

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Isn't it? Less than a week after Labor Day, Kmart has launched a cheeky holiday spot from FCB Chicago touting its layaway program.…

September 5, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT

Q&A: How Cards Against Humanity Won the Holidays With a Whole Load of B.S. Ben Hantoot recaps a special promotion

Cards Against Humanity's promotions are as bitingly sarcastic as the game itself—whether they're charging more for the game on Black Friday, experimenting with a "Pay what you want" model (which…

February 12, 2014, 8:53 AM EST