Hello and Happy Black Friday, although this year may not be as big a shopping blow-out as in previous years. I, for one, am avoiding all stores and in-person shopping. There is nothing I need so badly that I can’t find it online or in one of the three places I shop for food and stuff.
With so many of us staying home this year, television has become a bigger part of our lives and many of our attitudes are framed by the big box.
As a child, there were some things you never, ever spoke of out loud–things like feminine hygiene products, incontinence, impotence, diarrhea, constipation, pregnancy tests, condoms, I could go on and on, but you get the gist. Today, more than half the commercials deal with these formerly forbidden topics, luxury cars, and fast food. The others are relegated to insurance, banking, and upcoming programming. But Not all commercials are created alike.
This year, I was particularly touched by McDonald’s commercial. Having gone through this with my own sons growing up and seeing mt daughter doing the same with my grandchildren, it touched me deeply.
Another one that touched me was the one for Coke
Sometimes, they just get it right. But my all time favorite was last year’s Air Canada one.
So, like Christmas movies, there are Christmas Commercials. If you believe, you can dream. May all your Christmas wishes come true.
Check out all the Christmas Romances available to you from the Author’s Billboard and Have a wonderful holiday season.
I’m a retired high school English teacher turned author. I’m Canadian. My husband and I have been married 48 years and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren, as well as 2 step-grandchildren. I enjoy traveling, especially somewhere warm in winter.