Commercials and Christmas

ABC is showing A Charlie Brown Christmas tonight.
I have no doubt in my mind that it will be filled with commercials from Wal-Mart and Target…
Telling us to make new Christmas memories by buying a PS3 for our kids.
Dear Marketing Execs–have you people ever actually watched this special??

2 thoughts on “Commercials and Christmas

  1. If they did, it’s probably an executive-friendly cut of the film, with all the characters replaced by anthropomorphic dollar signs and all the dialog dubbed over with “wah-wah-wah” sounds.

  2. It just cracks me up. And I believe I’ve probably said this before on Penguins. I know I wrote a comic about it. But, it just blows my mind.

    They state, right there, in the special, that the focus of Christmas is not stuff, but the birth of Jesus Christ.

    Regardless of whether you agree with the religious statement, you’d have to be blind to miss it.

    Now, it’s always been a sponsored special. But, it was always sponsored by Coke or Dolly Madison snack cakes. And that’s much more believable. I’m reasonably sure, if he were to come today, Jesus would love Zingers.

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