Favorite Christmasy Commercials (With One Exception)

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-9CeJqxWjE
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_-0a4WMee4
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gxraa5PSfM
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUSgKcIretM
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PVhIMr4ScI

Does this Kmart Joe Boxer commercial strike anyone else as wildly inappropriate? Whoever the brains were behind this commercial zoomed right past cleverly disguised suggestive actors and opted for a more overt display of yuletide cheer.

For whatever reason, the first thing I thought of when I saw this commercial a few evenings ago was Miley Cyrus twerking onstage in front of millions with Robin Thicke.

Sigh.

Has the world become so desensitized that it now blurs the lines between entertainment and family friendly holiday commercials? Since when does society find it acceptable for men to do that on national television? I thought the holidays were about coming together and thankfulness and love, not about men  standing in boxers shaking their jingle bells to the rhythm of some holiday-esque music. Maybe I am getting old.

Dear entertainment world, you can have the VMAs with your twerking teens and your risque dressing, tattooed up, druggie childhood stars, but you cannot have Christmas. I repeat you cannot have Christmas.

As Kevin McCallister from Home Alone would say, “You can mess with a lots of things, but you can’t mess with kids on Christmas.”

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