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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
Client: Kmart
Brand: Joe Boxer Underwear
Title: "Unwrap"
Agency: TBWA/Chiat/Day

Boxed and ready for unwrapping, Joe Boxer undershorts -- and a catchy sound track -- are the stars of this Kmart effort.

Strange Holiday Beings
Client: Mervyn's
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.

Flustered Salesgirl
Client: Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Brand: Sears Holiday Jewelry
Title: "Proposal"
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
Title: "Postcards"
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!

Nutty Reindeer
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?

Happy Inside
Client: Target
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.

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