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Yuletide Memories… Four Decades of Classic & Vintage Christmas TV Commercials (video)

Posted By on December 20, 2009

A walk down Yuletide Memory Lane… here’s a collection of Christmas TV commercials spanning four decades. The first two are among my ultimate favorites, the rest are just for fun.

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

Classic 1970’s Coca-Cola Hilltop Christmas Ad – I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing


Folgers Coffee Christmas Commercial – “Peter Comes Home for Christmas” (1985, original full-length ad)


Old Spice – “I Love the Smell of Daddy” (Christmas commercial, 1985)


1960s – Classic Norelco Shaver Christmas Ad – Norelco Santa


1980’s Nabisco Oreo Cookies Christmas Commercial


Verizon Christmas Commercial: Island of Misfit Toys (2009)


Pampers “Silent Night/Peace on Earth” – TV commercial (2006)


Jack in the Box Christmas Carolers (1978)


Hershey’s Kisses Christmas Commercial – Christmas Bells (1989)


Coors Christmas Commercial (1983)


Burger King Christmas Commercial – Toy Story Puppets (1995)


M&Ms Commercial – Christmas Faint (2006)


Coca-Cola – Classic “Holidays Are Coming,” Christmas Trucks (long version)


Clairol with Santa commercial (1979)


1980’s McDonalds “Star Wish” Christmas Commercial


1980’s 7-Up Christmas Commercial: The Feeling of Christmas


Pillsbury Christmas Ad (1992)


Gap Holiday Ad – “Mountains”


Nestlé Christmas Commercial with Farfle (1992)


Wendy’s Christmas Commercial with Dave Thomas (1990, Big Bacon Classic)


FOX11 News: Classic Christmas Commercials | Broadcast 12-20-2007


This final TV ad is for one of the most bizarre toys ever… this strange, rather gross toy is from the 1970s, and while the video isn’t of a Christmas commercial, it’s so horrible I felt compelled to include it (and no, this is NOT a spoof ad):

Kenner’s Milky the Marvelous Milking Cow: 1970’s Commercial of Worst Toy Ever Made


This post was cited as Post of the Day on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion on December 21, 2009.


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10 Responses to “Yuletide Memories… Four Decades of Classic & Vintage Christmas TV Commercials (video)”

  1. AFVET says:

    I enjoyed your post.
    Dave Thomas IS the man you see in the commercials he made.
    I met him once, and will always have a tremendous respect for his business acumen and personality.

    • admin says:

      I also loved the old Wendy’s commercials with Dave Thomas. He was such an inspiration… he was adopted as a child, and had an extremely strong work ethic. He worked his fanny off to realize his dream. They don’t make many like Dave anymore.

      I’m glad you liked the post… I had to separate myself from politics today to get into the Christmas spirit. One day without Barack Obama is like a day with sunshine and butterflies.

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  3. SamHenry says:

    I just have to add my voice of praise for old Dave now gone. When I scrolled down and saw the Wendy’s advert, I actually got a lump in my throat. I think America actually loved him. I think of him everytime I am in there. They have the best burgers in the industry and I think that point was made in that famous guidebook the name of which is escaping me now.

    • admin says:

      Dave was most certainly an icon, as well as an inspiration to so many.

      And you’re right, SamHenry… I think America DID love him. I was so sad when he passed away.

  4. SamHenry says:

    Zagut Guide rates Wendy’s burgers as the best in the fast food industry.

  5. SamHenry says:

    Hey you do know this post was highlighted over at legalinsurrection.com today?

    • admin says:

      Whoa, I sure didn’t. VERY cool!

      Thanks for the heads up on that, SamHenry! You’re a good pal for letting me know – I read Legal Insurrection early this morning, but missed it.

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