In the spirit of buying things, I came across a post on Esquire going through some of the worst mom and pop store Christmas ads. You know, those low-budget ads you'd expect from Harold the Jewelry Buyer, Mel Lastman, or the current crap champion, the Snuggie.
But Christmas related selling is a gold mine since it cashes in on family gathering and childhood nostalgia. Ah, won't those be nice memories in ten years when you think back to the fam gathered around the computer waiting for the Best Buy online Boxing Day sale to start at 8pm on December 24.
Well, here are some ads that still linger decades after they aired. Considering we'll be listening to Mariah Carey's Christmas for eternity, we might as well get to see Albert buy his way into the NHL (honorable mention goes to a decade's worth of saving like Scrooge), buy mom and dad matching Isotoners, buy the world a Coke, be a Toys 'r us kid (who loves Thriller), and lament the loss of Toblerone bars in the Swiss Chalet Festive Special.
Got some long lost holiday ads stuck in your brain? Feel free to post them.