Classic Kisses Commercial Make Me Happy

16 Dec

I love this season.  I can listen to Vince Guaraldi non-stop and it doesn’t even scratch the surface of getting tiresome.  I actually consider leaving Christmas lights up year-round because the spirit of this season just makes me happy.

One thing I appreciate the most about this season are the classics — that each year, although new products and marketing campaigns run in an effort to sell (p.s. I will buy anything Peyton Manning endorses) — we still get to take some time to return to the good ole days of Miracle on 34th Street, The Bells of St. Mary’s (or this could just be my family’s tradition), Christmas Vacation, and A Christmas Story.  Even though I’ve seen these millions of times — just like I’ve listened to the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack a million times — they still make me feel snuggly.

Maybe it’s because of the fact that I actually TAKE THE TIME to enjoy these things, and it’s that slowing down I long for and revel within.  Maybe it’s that they harken back to when Mom would make me cocoa after I froze my toes off hiking in the woods behind my house in Ohio circa 1987. (I really don’t miss the itchy feeling that came with the thawing of said toes, however).

Anyway, last night I saw the “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” Hershey’s commercial — which I also have seen a billion times — and was thankful that product companies still run these classics. They must know that I would appreciate their commitment to my nostalgia from marketing days of yore…

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