Ad of the Day: Honda

Patrick Warburton's droll spots are part of a new breed of holiday ads that deflate as much as they celebrate the season

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Amid all the holiday madness, any calming influence is more than welcome. In a world of crazy Christmas commercials, it's Honda and Patrick Warburton who are leading the way this season in dialing things back a notch.

Warburton—who's been in ads before, notably as the top-of-the-line PC in this old Apple spot—is the perfect low-stress spokesman, droll and mumblingly humorous. And this great "Happy Honda Days" ad series from ad agency RPA (his second for Honda following the "Good Reasons" campaign earlier this year) is right up his alley—calling on him to be quietly dismissive of all the holiday hoopla while still making a holiday pitch.

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