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Mike Graves : 11/7/2019 9:06 am
not to sound like a Scrooge i love Christmas more then the next guy, but every other commercial on tv seems to have some Christmas theme, i started seeing them during the cards 9ers game halloween night. same during the sunday night and monday night game,. can we at least get to thanksgiving week until see starting seeing all this christmas stuff.then the same commercials are aired until wild card weekend lol
The Christmas car  
Chef : 11/7/2019 9:08 am : link
commercials are the worst...
nothing will be worse than the Lexus Christmas commercials  
GMAN4LIFE : 11/7/2019 9:08 am : link
give the gift of an expensive car
How about the Mercedes one with the little fat kid  
jcn56 : 11/7/2019 9:12 am : link
extorting Santa out of his Benz?

I'm with Chef, can't stand the Christmas car commercials.
Those Lexus Ads  
GiantEgo : 11/7/2019 9:12 am : link
Are reviled by everyone yet Lexus has run them for decades now so we can only conclude they must work.
I change the channel  
Ryan in Albany : 11/7/2019 9:18 am : link
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this is brutal marketing  
gtt350 : 11/7/2019 9:38 am : link
just putting it in your brain.
I had a waitress last night ask me if i wanted another beer when my glass was 3/4 full , then she comes back and asks me if i was considering dessert halfway through my meal. I guess i got rude and told her to get off my case.
RE: Those Lexus Ads  
gmenatlarge : 11/7/2019 9:40 am : link
In comment 14667890 GiantEgo said:
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Are reviled by everyone yet Lexus has run them for decades now so we can only conclude they must work.


The commercials you hate are actually more effective in that you remember the product.
Oh come on....  
Tom [Giants fan] : 11/7/2019 9:47 am : link
none of you have thought about buying a $60,000 car for someone for Christmas???


Now not to be sarcastic, snow updates will be coming soon to a post near you!!
RE: Oh come on....  
jcn56 : 11/7/2019 9:48 am : link
In comment 14667951 Tom [Giants fan] said:
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none of you have thought about buying a $60,000 car for someone for Christmas???


Now not to be sarcastic, snow updates will be coming soon to a post near you!!


I have, but only because I know my wife would buy me one in return. And we'd have big ribbons on top of them and then have a playful snowball fight in our pajamas.

I love TV, so much better than the real world where the same 60k car would have some dumbass on the street here in Brooklyn back into it and mar the bumper the first day you get it.
The Luex commercials with the bow on top of the  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 11/7/2019 9:50 am : link
car...The worst.

My most hated current commercial is the one where the dude asks his woman's 10 year old son about proposing to his Mom. It aired during MNF. Just a weird commercial.
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SFGFNCGiantsFan : 11/7/2019 9:50 am : link
Lexus.
I used to like  
pjcas18 : 11/7/2019 9:52 am : link
the Clydesdale Budweiser Christmas commercial.

it too was unrealistic, I mean my family getting in a horse drawn carriage, riding out to the woods, getting a Christmas in the middle of the woods and taking it back to my home on that horse drawn carriage is no more realistic than putting a bow on a Lexus and surprising someone Christmas morning, but for whatever reason the Clydesdales, the bells jingling, the background music, the snow falling, all felt like Christmas.

the oompa loompa song played at a different speed and a surprise car in the driveway do not invoke Christmas (for me).

This is why I love Halloween.  
Karl Hungus : 11/7/2019 9:56 am : link
It's the only thing left to protect us from Christmas commercials in October.

Shit, Thanksgiving isn't even a holiday anymore. It's more like Black Friday Eve.
Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 11/7/2019 10:02 am : link
JFC. I get that Turkey Day is late this year, but please let's hold off on the Christmas commercials. It's amazing how some people just want to rush the year by. It's November 7th.
RE: I used to like  
pjcas18 : 11/7/2019 10:02 am : link
In comment 14667963 pjcas18 said:
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the Clydesdale Budweiser Christmas commercial.

it too was unrealistic, I mean my family getting in a horse drawn carriage, riding out to the woods, getting a Christmas in the middle of the woods and taking it back to my home on that horse drawn carriage is no more realistic than putting a bow on a Lexus and surprising someone Christmas morning, but for whatever reason the Clydesdales, the bells jingling, the background music, the snow falling, all felt like Christmas.

the oompa loompa song played at a different speed and a surprise car in the driveway do not invoke Christmas (for me).


Forgot a word here:

...getting a Christmas **tree***
There's no question they have  
GmeninPSL : 11/7/2019 10:05 am : link
began to bombard us earlier than usual and a big part of that is because Thanksgiving comes so late this year (November 28th) which gives consumers 6 less shopping days than last year. But I totally agree this is ridiculous! In a new world where internet shopping has increased considerably and most things ship within days it would be nice to get a break between Halloween and Thanksgiving and allow us consumers to just enjoy these two holidays instead of shoving Christmas down our throats before we can digest the candy and stuff ourselves with Turkey!!
RE: The Christmas car  
bradshaw44 : 11/7/2019 10:10 am : link
In comment 14667877 Chef said:
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commercials are the worst...


Why? You don't buy your wife $90,000 cars and put them in a bow on salt and snow covered driveway and walk her out in a blind fold every Christmas? What kind of person are you?!?!
RE: Oh come on....  
bradshaw44 : 11/7/2019 10:11 am : link
In comment 14667951 Tom [Giants fan] said:
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none of you have thought about buying a $60,000 car for someone for Christmas???


Now not to be sarcastic, snow updates will be coming soon to a post near you!!


Shit, I wish I read you post before I posted!
One of my favorite holiday traditions  
Maximus, Esq. : 11/7/2019 10:37 am : link
Is waking up early on Black Friday, turning on the tv, and watching the sheep trample each other to buy $3 towels, $3 Blu Ray Discs and $5 toasters.

I thought everyone lived in giant postmodern houses  
Greg from LI : 11/7/2019 11:31 am : link
and gave each other cars for Christmas? It's not just Lexus either.



It's just not commercials  
figgy2989 : 11/7/2019 11:33 am : link
They are starting to play Christmas movies all over the place!
RE: I thought everyone lived in giant postmodern houses  
jcn56 : 11/7/2019 11:43 am : link
In comment 14668107 Greg from LI said:
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and gave each other cars for Christmas? It's not just Lexus either.




I like the one with the pickup truck and the SUV better, where the woman grabs the pickup in front of the McMansion.

Because nothing screams that demographic like 'pickup truck'.
on the other hand, though....  
Greg from LI : 11/7/2019 12:03 pm : link
A brand new full-size GMC pickup is going to run you at least $35K, up to maybe $60K.
Another Rob Roy, Bishop?  
Csonka : 11/7/2019 12:08 pm : link
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gtt350 : 9:38 am : link : reply
I had a waitress last night ask me if i wanted another beer when my glass was 3/4 full, then she comes back and asks me if i was considering dessert halfway through my meal. I guess i got rude and told her to get off my case.

You never ask a navy man if he'll have another drink because it's nobody's goddamn business how many drinks he's had already, right?
I was getting dinner last night  
gapofstrahan : 11/7/2019 3:13 pm : link
at a local sushi place and I must've seen the Lexus car commercial six or seven times within a 90 minute period. They really just drill it into your head that it's not Christmas without massively putting yourself in debt.
RE: Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away.  
Gatorade Dunk : 11/7/2019 3:17 pm : link
In comment 14667980 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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JFC. I get that Turkey Day is late this year, but please let's hold off on the Christmas commercials. It's amazing how some people just want to rush the year by. It's November 7th.

I'm sure the calendar industry agrees with you. Everyone else has budgets to worry about.

Get rid of the premature Christmas commercials? Sure, but they're only going to be replaced with equally annoying but perhaps more seasonally appropriate commercials.

Get over it.
RE: RE: Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away.  
jcn56 : 11/7/2019 3:18 pm : link
In comment 14668488 Gatorade Dunk said:
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In comment 14667980 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:


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JFC. I get that Turkey Day is late this year, but please let's hold off on the Christmas commercials. It's amazing how some people just want to rush the year by. It's November 7th.


I'm sure the calendar industry agrees with you. Everyone else has budgets to worry about.

Get rid of the premature Christmas commercials? Sure, but they're only going to be replaced with equally annoying but perhaps more seasonally appropriate commercials.

Get over it.


It beats about 24 straight erectile dysfunction commercials during a football Sunday, that's for damn sure.
RE: RE: Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away.  
Gatorade Dunk : 11/7/2019 3:21 pm : link
You also have to realize that there are a lot of reliable metrics that detail how many times a marketing campaign has to come into contact with a consumer before they get to conversion. Does it seem early? Of course, but if they're going to be running ads in those timeslots anyway, it only makes sense to have the same promotion and creative because to do otherwise is to reset the conversion clock.

The early Christmas commercials are most likely a response to an increasingly large streaming behavior which means that it will take longer for any campaign to get to the magical 14th touchpoint.
RE: RE: Oh come on....  
Mad Mike : 11/7/2019 3:26 pm : link
In comment 14667953 jcn56 said:
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I have, but only because I know my wife would buy me one in return. And we'd have big ribbons on top of them and then have a playful snowball fight in our pajamas.

That's the way to do it man, you've gotta have the ribbons. Someone brings home a new car not wrapped in a ribbon? Chump move.
Now this was funny  
Greg from LI : 11/7/2019 5:18 pm : link
Definitely not safe for work, at least the audio isn't
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the one I dislike is that smug bastard in the sweater  
mdc1 : 11/9/2019 3:33 pm : link
by the fireplace in those Buick Commericials.
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