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On 11/13/2018 at 10:01 PM, Bastet said:

I'm glad you're all happy, and I like that commercial, too, but if I see it before Thanksgiving - especially with how early Thanksgiving is this year - I'm going to throw things at my TV.  It's bad enough Christmas takes over an entire month; it doesn't need half of the preceding month, too.

Don’t ever leave the United States then. Other countries don’t have that thanksgiving holiday as a marker. As soon as Halloween is over, it’s the Christmas season. 

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5 minutes ago, kariyaki said:

Don’t ever leave the United States then. Other countries don’t have that thanksgiving holiday as a marker. As soon as Halloween is over, it’s the Christmas season. 

So in the numerous countries without Halloween, is it Christmas season year-round?

Come to think of it, I have never been out of the country in November or December.  So I indeed have not experienced how early this stuff starts elsewhere, but I know it's too damn early here.

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5 minutes ago, kariyaki said:

Don’t ever leave the United States then. Other countries don’t have that thanksgiving holiday as a marker. As soon as Halloween is over, it’s the Christmas season. 

Do many other countries celebrate Halloween? I know it started as a Celtic tradition but is it widespread?

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11 minutes ago, Bastet said:

So in the numerous countries without Halloween, is it Christmas season year-round?

Come to think of it, I have never been out of the country in November or December.  So I indeed have not experienced how early this stuff starts elsewhere, but I know it's too damn early here.

 

10 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

Do many other countries celebrate Halloween? I know it started as a Celtic tradition but is it widespread?

Well, I don't know how it is everywhere. But that's what I remember when I was in the UK for awhile a few years back. Solid Christmas everything as soon as Halloween was over. I was taken aback about how early they start it there, but they have no Thanksgiving, so... that's just how it is. They also had no idea what Black Friday was either, I kind of envy them that they're spared that horrid sales tradition.

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On 11/8/2018 at 10:59 PM, friendperidot said:

voiceover, I was watching something on Lifetime, don't judge sometimes there really isn't anything on, I was confused because we don't have Nordstrom's in this area, but then I remembered I was watching Lifetime. Another Perry Como song, I think, I'm not familiar with that one, but it sounds like him singing.

 

On 11/9/2018 at 8:00 AM, chessiegal said:

Yes, it's Perry Como.

 

On 11/9/2018 at 8:46 AM, Prevailing Wind said:

I love Perry Como.

Actually, it's Dean Martin. I've listened to the song quite a few years ago.

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I'd like more Australian commercials to reflect the reality of an Australian summer in December... you know, 40 degree C summer scorchers? not snow and frost and Santa in his winter suit...

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This Duracell ad is a funny to me, unlike the depressing one last year.

 

Maybe it's because the one in my town closed last year (along with many others), but this may be the first year I don't see any Christmas ads from Kmart. I didn't see any Halloween ads from them, either.

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On 11/18/2018 at 1:34 PM, Bastet said:

So in the numerous countries without Halloween, is it Christmas season year-round?

Come to think of it, I have never been out of the country in November or December.  So I indeed have not experienced how early this stuff starts elsewhere, but I know it's too damn early here.

I was in Rome over Thanksgiving weekend back in 2006, and I didn't notice any premature Christmas celebrations or commercials going on.  They do have a huge Christmas market on the Piazza Navona in early November, but by the time I got there, it had been over for a couple of weeks -- I had just missed it!

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6 hours ago, legaleagle53 said:

I was in Rome over Thanksgiving weekend back in 2006, and I didn't notice any premature Christmas celebrations or commercials going on.

Watching the news on France24 (the French-in English-version of the BBC WorldNews, which is on a number of PBS digital services in the US) yesterday, they showed that the Christmas lights along the Champs-Élysées were lit yesterday (Thanksgiving Day).

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On 11/17/2018 at 1:01 PM, scarletine said:

I hate Hobby Lobby, and will never shop there, but dammit...I love this commercial.

 

I'd only seen the short version, where she sees the sheep being shorn and then takes the quilt out so it won't be cold.    The longer version explains it better.

On 11/18/2018 at 3:49 PM, kariyaki said:

 

Well, I don't know how it is everywhere. But that's what I remember when I was in the UK for awhile a few years back. Solid Christmas everything as soon as Halloween was over. I was taken aback about how early they start it there, but they have no Thanksgiving, so... that's just how it is. They also had no idea what Black Friday was either, I kind of envy them that they're spared that horrid sales tradition.

DD moved to England some 18 years ago.  Back then, the restaurants were encouraging holiday bookings for office parties, etc., in late October/early November, but the merchandise wasn't so prevalent that early.  I asked her, without Thanksgiving, how do they know when to start shopping?  In some areas, Guy Fawkes is the signal.  "Remember, remember the 5th of November."  In more recent years, they've started having the earlier and earlier Christmas creep just like we do.

I love the  Heathrow bear adverts.  

First try with attaching a video.  Did it work? Yes!

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15 hours ago, zoey1996 said:

I'd only seen the short version, where she sees the sheep being shorn and then takes the quilt out so it won't be cold.    The longer version explains it better.

DD moved to England some 18 years ago.  Back then, the restaurants were encouraging holiday bookings for office parties, etc., in late October/early November, but the merchandise wasn't so prevalent that early.  I asked her, without Thanksgiving, how do they know when to start shopping?  In some areas, Guy Fawkes is the signal.  "Remember, remember the 5th of November."  In more recent years, they've started having the earlier and earlier Christmas creep just like we do.

I love the  Heathrow bear adverts.  

First try with attaching a video.  Did it work? Yes!

2018;

2017: 

2016:

So adorable! I love how he is so inept with the shortbread displays! And the baby bears...squeee! 

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I don't watch much TV lately, has anyone seen the creepy incest-ish Folgers commercial yet? Or did they stop using that one because of people either complaining about the implications or shipping Peter and his sister?

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2 hours ago, OmegaX123 said:

I don't watch much TV lately, has anyone seen the creepy incest-ish Folgers commercial yet? Or did they stop using that one because of people either complaining about the implications or shipping Peter and his sister?

Because you asked ...

 

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On 11/24/2018 at 4:31 PM, zoey1996 said:

I'd only seen the short version, where she sees the sheep being shorn and then takes the quilt out so it won't be cold.    The longer version explains it better.

DD moved to England some 18 years ago.  Back then, the restaurants were encouraging holiday bookings for office parties, etc., in late October/early November, but the merchandise wasn't so prevalent that early.  I asked her, without Thanksgiving, how do they know when to start shopping?  In some areas, Guy Fawkes is the signal.  "Remember, remember the 5th of November."  In more recent years, they've started having the earlier and earlier Christmas creep just like we do.

I love the  Heathrow bear adverts.  

First try with attaching a video.  Did it work? Yes!

2018;

 

2017: 

 

2016:

 

Those bears are adorable. I lived in London for awhile, and always felt like they did Christmas so well with the street lights, mince pies and spiced wine, and some really heartwarming ads on TV. Also, there's nothing like hearing Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody" in every shop along Oxford Street. 

 

This YouTube channel does yearly compilations of Christmas ads from the UK. 

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12 hours ago, spaceghostess said:

Eeek. WTF is with all the eye contact? That's what pushes it over the line.

Haven't seen that Folger's coffee commercial in several years.  At first the I though the guy was a young Joel McHale.  I always hated how big brother just came from WEST AFRICA and he smells the Folger's as says "AH! Real coffee!" . 

Um, isn't the west African region one of the top producers of finest coffee in the world?  I'm pretty sure they had some locally grown coffee there.  Bet it was better than middling Folger's.

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49 minutes ago, HighMaintenance said:

Haven't seen that Folger's coffee commercial in several years.  At first the I though the guy was a young Joel McHale.  I always hated how big brother just came from WEST AFRICA and he smells the Folger's as says "AH! Real coffee!" . 

Um, isn't the west African region one of the top producers of finest coffee in the world?  I'm pretty sure they had some locally grown coffee there.  Bet it was better than middling Folger's.

Yep, it's like coming home from Vienna and going "AH, real pastry." Lame.

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On 11/27/2018 at 3:01 PM, Brattinella said:

Oh, I remember a hellish experience with Cold Duck.

Me too.  My mother wanted to celebrate when Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky got married...maybe on The Tonight Show? Johnny Carson?  So mom, my sister-in-law (my brother was in Vietnam), me, and Mr. Kemper (who I was dating at the time) watched and celebrated with the Cold Duck.  My sister-in-law went home and hugged the toilet for hours; future Mr. Kemper and I were extremely hung over.  My mother was fresh as a daisy the next morning.

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1 hour ago, HighMaintenance said:

Um, isn't the west African region one of the top producers of finest coffee in the world?  I'm pretty sure they had some locally grown coffee there.  Bet it was better than middling Folger's.

They're not saying otherwise; they're just suggesting that Folger's smells better than any other "coffee" the West African fellow tried. That could have just been some dreck at fast food joints. And why is he commenting on the smell? Would his opinion be different after he tasted it?

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50 minutes ago, Kemper said:

Me too.  My mother wanted to celebrate when Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky got married...maybe on The Tonight Show? Johnny Carson?  So mom, my sister-in-law (my brother was in Vietnam), me, and Mr. Kemper (who I was dating at the time) watched and celebrated with the Cold Duck.  My sister-in-law went home and hugged the toilet for hours; future Mr. Kemper and I were extremely hung over.  My mother was fresh as a daisy the next morning.

My experience involved me, a bottle of Cold Duck, and a hillside covered with succulents that I became intimately close to.

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59 minutes ago, Silver Raven said:

Lightweights.  Mine involves two bottles of Cold Duck.

Mine involves a skiing trip and watching by best friend being carted down the slopes on a stretcher by the ski patrol. She broke her leg.

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From Wiki:

The wine produced was given the name Kaltes Ende ("cold end" in German), until it was altered to the similar-sounding term Kalte Ente meaning "cold duck". The exact recipe now varies, but the original combined one part of Mosel wine, one part Rhine wine with one part of Champagne, seasoned with lemons and balm mint.

Sure doesn't taste like any of those ingredients, does it?

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32 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

From Wiki:

The wine produced was given the name Kaltes Ende ("cold end" in German), until it was altered to the similar-sounding term Kalte Ente meaning "cold duck". The exact recipe now varies, but the original combined one part of Mosel wine, one part Rhine wine with one part of Champagne, seasoned with lemons and balm mint.

Sure doesn't taste like any of those ingredients, does it?

Thanks for the info.  I can only remember the taste as it came back up.

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5 hours ago, smittykins said:

Just saw the Corona Christmas tree ad!  Still waiting for the M&Ms and Santa.

We've been dealing with three sick kids this weekend, so we've been planted in front of the TV. We've seen the M&Ms and Santa several times.  And is it my imagination, or did they redo the Hersheys bells? The end when the last one goes "whew" seems different. 

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4 hours ago, QuinnInND said:

We've been dealing with three sick kids this weekend, so we've been planted in front of the TV. We've seen the M&Ms and Santa several times.  And is it my imagination, or did they redo the Hersheys bells? The end when the last one goes "whew" seems different. 

They did re-do/update it. The new one has been playing for a few years now; I'm not sure how long.

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Kohl's seasonal ad, with the tag line, "give joy, get joy" had me puzzled for a few days. I thought they were offering the Chinese New Year's greeting, "gong hei fat choi." The woman doing the voice over may need to learn to enunciate a little more. And I apologize if something was supposed to be capitalized, I wasn't sure.

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Don't know if it's been covered, or if anyone else feels the same way,  but I detest that smug, smirking son of a bitch in the Buick commercial who says that what he wished for is already under the tree and they pan to a new SUV with a tree tied to the roof....just want to smack him

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2 hours ago, Kimmmmmm said:

Don't know if it's been covered, or if anyone else feels the same way,  but I detest that smug, smirking son of a bitch in the Buick commercial who says that what he wished for is already under the tree and they pan to a new SUV with a tree tied to the roof....just want to smack him

Any commercial where someone gets a car as a Christmas gift annoys me. 

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2 minutes ago, jcbrown said:

 I understand even less why people have to keep trying to reinvent The Grinch. The perfect version was already made in 1966.

 

This times a million.

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That awful Jim Carey movie was so bad I can't even look at stills from it.

Jim Carey needs to distances himself from Christmas movies. I heard his turn as Scrooge was pretty disastrous too.

The Nordstrum ad where everyone is running around the store at a manic pace is doing WONDERS for my anxiety. Like getting ready for Christmas isn't stressful enough!

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We took the kids to see the new Grinch movie. It was pretty good. Funny and cute. The Jim Carrey abomination I refuse to look at. I still prefer the original one. 

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