Not Quite Norman Rockwell|
Client: National Football League
Brand: Thanksgiving Classics
Title: "Kids' Table"
Agency: Y&R Advertising
Washington Redskins linebacker Lavar Arrington bemoans being stuck at the kids' table for Thanksgiving. The spot is part of a special NFL celebration of "Thanksgiving Classics" -- which refers to both the week's games and the holiday traditions.
Really Intimate Gifts |
Brand: Joe Boxer Underwear
Boxed and ready for unwrapping, Joe Boxer undershorts -- and a catchy sound track -- are the stars of this Kmart effort.
Strange Holiday Beings |
Brand: Mervyn's Holiday Apparel
Title: "After Thanksgiving"
Agency: Ron Forth Advertising
Like a creepy scene from a low-grade sci-fi flick, human bodies with dog heads try on the latest in wigs and holiday dresses at Mervyn's.
Client: Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Brand: Sears Holiday Jewelry
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago
As she assists a customer seeking just the right engagement ring, a salesgirl gets caught up in the moment.
Coast to Coast Christmas|
Client: J.C. Penny's
Brand: Holiday Shopping
Agency: DDB Chicago
This multiracial, multigenerational, multireligious panoramic spot also nods its holiday hat to firemen, U.S. servicemen, New England fishermen and the rugged individualism of the American West. Whew!
Client: Kraft Foods
Brand: Planters Nuts
Title: "Reindeer Games"
Agency: Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide
What's Santa to do? The pesky reindeer have taken his peanut snacks and turned the workshop into a party zone. Hey, who's got the bottle opener?
Brand: Holiday Entertaining
Title: "Happy Inside"
Agency: Peterson Milla Hooks
Extolling the joys of a "Sweet Happy Life," this Target ad captures a retail version of the idyllic, if somewhat product-laden, Christmas gathering of family and friends.