Of all the changes COVID-19 brought into our lives, the most noteworthy for office-goers may be the requirement to work from home. Love it or hate it, many of us can agree on one silver lining: the end of office Christmas parties—a departure that’s celebrated by Miller Lite’s latest holiday campaign.
The “Farewell Work Holiday Parties” campaign, created by DDB’s Chicago and San Francisco offices, is a comedic eulogy for all of the most awkward parts of those get-togethers: posing for photos with your boss, having a bit too much to drink, falling asleep at your desk—all scored by an overly enthusiastic DJ.
Set to a slow-moving version of Andy Williams’ “Happy Holidays,” the bulk of the ad is staged as a still life of the party’s cringiest moments. There are likely few among us who are sad to see that pre-pandemic tradition go. (Unless, of course, you’re one of the unlucky few whose end-of-the-year office festivities have been moved to Zoom).