Category Archives: Holiday

The clock is ticking

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I just found out about this holiday!  Less than an hour to go…

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Mantra

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Subtle? No

Do you watch those cheesy made-for-TV holiday films on Hallmark Channel and Lifetime?

I do. I’m a sucker for all that sap.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t notice the product placement that they sneak into each movie…mainly because it tends to be the same products used in the same way in every film.

FolgersFor example, at some point in every story, the lead characters gather around the kitchen table with steaming mugs of Folgers Coffee in hand.

And yes, the logo is prominently displayed on the canister of coffee. Sometimes we even see them prepare the coffeemaker — primo screen time.

walmartbagThe other advertiser who gets lots of TV movie love this time of year is Walmart. Characters return from shopping trips with their logo bags in hand, which are usually placed front and center on a table or cabinet.

It’s so obvious but so subliminal at the same time.

But I see what you’re doing, guys…even through all that feel-good, sticky holiday sap.

Classic

‘Ready,  Rudolph?’

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‘Ready,  Santa!’

Merry Christmas everyone!

Dear friends and family,

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I have found the perfect gift for each and every one of you!

(No wrapping required)

Turkfruit?

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I would gobble it up.

Happy 🍗 Day!

Holiday glitz

An instagram account has got me thinking about holiday decorating.

The Gay Beards are all about men’s grooming…specifically,  really creative ways to fancy up facial hair.

But their glitter beards?

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They just make me want to decorate a Christmas tree completely covered in glitter.

Their tutorial video suggests using beard oil to make the glitter stick.

Hmmm…tree sap,  maybe?