I remember when I was younger- tearing in to my stocking on Christmas Morning. There it was- that shape, that size- it couldn't be...but no, it had to be!
"OH MY GOSH!" I would jump up and down and scream, the excitement threatening to stop my young hear- "Look! Look what I got! It's a toothbrush!"
Uh no. I don't think so.
I was flipping through a magazine and saw an ad for Colgate spinning toothbrushes....advertised as stocking stuffers.
Really? What kid has ever put a toothbrush on top of their list to Santa?
Advertisers are getting more and more odd in their attempts to sell us things. I'm fairly certain that no 8 year old is going to beg his mom to buy him a $4.00 container of shampoo to put under the tree for Christmas. Men, if you give your wife pots and pans, a vacuum, teeth-whitening strips or anything vaguely related to cleaning supplies, you're in for a very un-Merry Christmas indeed.
My second favorite commercials are the kind where someone buys someone else a $35,000 car for Christmas, without their knowledge. Then puts it in the front yard with a big bow on it and again, they have no idea. You know, because half of all households get a new luxury sedan for Christmas without one party consulting the other in any way.
Ahhh Christmas Advertising. How I didn't miss you at all, but here you are, early to the party again.