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Topic: Holidays

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…

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…

He's an Angry Elf! Agency Pranks Its Own Employees for Holiday Card

Weather isn't the only thing that's frightful

What better way to cap off the year in which agencies were obsessed with prankvertising than with an agency pranking its own staff? Baltimore shop Planit created the amusing video below…

Harley-Davidson Revs Up the Holidays With 'Silent Night' Spot

All is calm, for a change

Anyone who has lived next door to a motorcycle owner knows that "Harley-Davidson" and "sleep in heavenly peace" rarely go together. But this special holiday video for the brand creates…

Ad of the Day: Apple Ends the Year on a High Note With Delightful Holiday Spot

A minor miracle at just the right time

They say Christmas is a time for miracles. And not to overstate it, but Apple picked a good time to deliver one of its own—a lovely holiday ad to finish…

Model From Famous Photoshop Video Gets More Drastic Makeover for the Holidays

Victors & Spoils gets festive

It's agency holiday-card season, and we're going to start posting some of the more interesting and amusing examples—beginning with this one from Victors & Spoils. It's a parody of Tim…

Kmart Does a Hilariously Dickensian Christmas Version of 'Ship My Pants'

Hey look, it's Bob Crap-chit!

You have to hand it to Kmart and Draftfcb. They've shown this whole year that they know how to whip up a good viral commercial. We had "Ship My Pants"…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 6-13

Holiday cheer, gender roles and thrill rides—vote for your favorite spot

Santa may still be warming up his reindeer, but brands are already knee-deep in drifts of Christmas cheer.  Three of our picks this week are holiday spots. The other two are…

2 Ad Agencies Produce This Holiday Season's Most Anti-Consumerist Toy

Give the gift of Bawx

Leave it to a couple of ad agencies to upend the holiday season with the year's most radical toy. Independent shops Barton F. Graf 9000 in New York and TDA_Boulder…

Kevin Bacon Hams It Up in Plea for You to Shop Locally This Holiday

Businesses band together with a charity angle

Kevin Bacon wants you to "Shift Your Shopping" for good by buying local with select retailers who agree to donate a portion of sales from your purchase to charity. The spot…

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