Cat who’s too cool for the holidays wrecks a caroling special in comical Temptations ad

Does your feline hate schmaltzy seasonal traditions? Reward them with Creamy Purrrr-ée treats

Published On
Nov 15, 2023
Two women dressed in cheesy holiday outfits on the set of a cheesy holiday caroling special

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Lightly subverting tradition has been a theme of this year’s holidays ads, and here’s the latest amusing example—a spot for Temptations cat treats in which a cheesy TV caroling special gets interrupted by an off-key feline.

The brand has been running ads from adam&eveDDB lately under the “Cats Lose Their Cool” platform, which leans into felines’ propensity for not giving a shit—that is, until Temptations treats come along, which tend to break the resistance of even the toughest cat.

This new spot, directed by Jeff Low, sees a cat supremely unimpressed by the holidays, including a rendition of “Deck the Halls” by fictional ’70s-style singing duo the Armstrong Sisters. Soon, the cat obnoxiously jumps up to the piano and engages in some unwelcome accompaniment.


At the end, the sisters force the animal into holiday compliance with help from Temptations’ Creamy Purrrr-ée treats. It’s even wearing a little red Santa cape as it greedily laps the stuff up. This will, of course, only reinforce the piano behavior—cats always win in the end.

The spot will run on TV as a :15 through Christmas Eve.

“Every cat thinks they’re too cool to partake in holiday fun, but we know that cool exterior will crumble in the face of Temptations Creamy Purrer-ée,” said Richard Brim, chief creative officer of adam&eveDDB. “Our new campaign is a fitting addition to the ‘Cats Lose Their Cool’ platform—a funny, nostalgic, festive spot to prove just how irresistible Temptations treats are to our feline friends.”


Nov 15, 2023
Client :
Agency :
Vice President Marketing NA :
Jean-Paul Jansen
Brand Director :
Edwin Padilla
Brand Associate Director :
Ellora Esbrook
Senior Associate Brand Manager :
Annie Pulizzi
Chief Creative Officer :
Richard Brim
Creative :
Ben Robinson
Creative :
Mike Whiteside
Creative Director :
Colin Booth
Creative Director :
Ben Stilitz
Producer :
Jess Middleton
Executive Strategy Director :
Nick Hirst
Planning Director :
Lisa Stoney
Senior Planner :
Alice Wagner
Junior Planner :
Lucy Wilson
Senior Project Manager :
Becky Faloju
Group Managing Director :
Miranda Hipwell
Business Director :
Skye Stoppani
Account Director :
Kathryn Armstrong
Account Manager :
Alexandra Burchett
Account Executive :
Pia Bhatt
Executive Content Director :
Jess Taylor
Social Director :
Phoebe Wright
Social Creative :
Judith Tulkens
Print Producer :
Jaki-Jo Hannan
Senior Business Affairs Manager :
Layla Husted
Director :
Jeff Low
Producer :
Tom Ford
Rob Hardy
VFX Supervisor :
Miguel Wratten
Ollie Ramsey
Producer :
Jo Gutteridge
Producer :
Sian Jenkins
Sound :
Factory Sound
Sound Designer :
Jon Clarke
Producer :
Beth Massey
Vice President Client Experience :
Meg Zych
Account Director Client Experience :
Samantha Barron
Account Director Client Experience :
Taylor Masura
Senior Manager Client Experience :
Madison Miller
Manager Media Relations :
Afton Thompson-Witt
Senior Associate Media Relations :
Jaime Castile
Media :
Media Director Planning :
Melanie Sayed
Media Planner :
Ella Farruggia
Media Planning Supervisor :
Faith Torppey
Associate Media Director :
Shawn Stewart

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