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December 25, 2007

The Worst Holiday {retail} Commercials of 2007

Filed under: Christmas,commercials,J.C. Penney,Target — Anita @ 4:49 am

I actually woke up at 4 a.m. Christmas morning, and remembered I wanted to make this post for quite a while now.
This year was not a good year for the holiday commercials it seems. Every retail one seemed half-rear-ended or had very annoying music. Like, for example J.C. Penney and Old Navy holiday spots, both using a very whiney and breathless singer. Don’t get me started on the Old Navy one with the chick who is just walking around in bootlike slippers, a tanktop and underwear. God, I hate Old Navy so much….especially since I heard they only stock plus size clothes online now. Why don’t they just put a sign up at the door that said, “No Fatties”. Target needs to put the same sign up, because their plus size section is not even the size of my bedroom….

ok. I veered off topic.

But, speaking of Target, boy was their ad disappointing this year. It started out promising with the after Thanksgiving day sale commercials (although that game on the website related to that ad was a pain to navigate), but went downhill with this jarbled up advent commercial spots. At first I thought I was watching a credit card commercial the um….first 50 times I saw it. TruFax.

(these commercials are not mine, I found them off of YouTube)

2007 Target Christmas Spot {1}, {2}, {3}

At the moment I can’t find a video of the J.C. Penney spots with the whiney warbely singer. I did however, find one that aired around the last minute of the holidays. The “Kelly is a Boy’s Name Too” spot. J.C. Penney saved themselves with that one.

A commercial that riled up a lot of people over at the Television Without Pity Commercial boards was the Burlington Coat Factory spot where a girl tells an adult party guest, “I believe in cashmere.” Unfortunately I can’t find that one at the moment.

The WORST WORST WORST!! ones were for Kohls (another store I don’t like due to their crappy plus size selection, and the whole Keeping Up with the Jonses suburbanite feel of the store), and their take on the most annoying song in the universe, DeLovely. Commercial. This is from the same guy who uploaded the Target commercials, AnthonyL001.

I wish I had been able to upload some more of my commercials * this holiday season, but due to moving, I couldn’t.

Ok, back to feigning sleep for a few hours.

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