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Topic: Holidays

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

Ad of the Day: Sofia Coppola Directs 4 Oddly Charming Holiday Spots for Gap Love, but not understanding

Gap's new tagline, introduced a few months back, is "Dress normal." But the retailer knows your family is anything but—particularly at the holidays. Having launched the new positioning with David Fincher…

October 30, 2014, 5:59 AM EDT

Amazon Will Open a Pop-Up Store in New York City Hanging sign near Empire State Building

Amazon, a longtime foe of brick-and-mortar stores, is hanging out a real sign of its own in a planned New York City outlet. The e-tailer plans to set up a…

October 9, 2014, 4:07 PM 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

Wait, There's Still Time for One More Christmas Ad You're Going to Love Meijer really spreads some cheer

It's getting down to the wire, but we're still finding little gems of Christmas cheer in holiday ads on YouTube. This one's for Meijer, the superstore chain, and it should…

December 20, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

Mullen Makes Ad-Blog Comments More Pleasant With the Hater Translator The season's most festive machine

Tired of all the nasty anonymous attacks in the comments section of ad blogs? Mullen has a festive solution this holiday: the Hater Translator, a fancy Dr. Who-style machine that…

December 20, 2013, 11:09 AM EST

Streaming Yule Log on Netflix Has Its Own Hilarious Trailer and Director's Commentary 'Don't get too close, or you might get burned!'

The original Yule Log television broadcast dates back to 1966, when WPIX-TV aired footage of a cozy fireplace to cheer up New Yorkers who lived in apartments without one. But…

December 18, 2013, 3:46 PM EST

Lonely 85-Year-Old Man Gets Incredible Response to a Personal Ad Seeking a Friend at Christmas Outpouring of love after 10 holidays alone

It's easy to get swept up in the consumerism of the holiday season, and just as easy to get swept up in the crushing cynicism and contempt for people that…

December 18, 2013, 2:24 PM EST

Agency Writes Original Holiday Album, Pleads With David Bowie to Cover a Song VIA's year-end quest

Speaking of Christmas miracles, The VIA Agency would like to make one of its own happen. The Portland, Maine, agency's house band recorded a six-track album of holiday music, and…

December 18, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

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