Our Picks: The Best of This Year’s Holiday Marketing Campaigns

We’re nearing the end of the holiday season—what better time to look back on the yule logs, flash mobs, and shocking truces of this year’s holiday marketing campaigns? We laughed, we cried, we plotted our escape from the kids’ table at Christmas parties. And now you can, too. Check out what we favorited in our Twitter feeds:

IT’S TRIPLE THE DELICIOUS

Do you like pizza? Breadsticks? Giant cookies? Obviously. Pizza Hut heard the call, and they delivered with their limited-time Triple Treat Box. Since Pizza Hut doesn’t do anything halfway, they even used a flash mob of Christmas carolers in place of your typical delivery boy:

 

WESTJET’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

Kids got to video chat with Santa at the airport before their flight. At that point, WestJet employees sprang into action, went shopping, and made sure the kids’ gifts were waiting for them when the plane landed:

 

THE RON SWANSON YULE LOG

Sometimes you want all the calm and coziness of a fire in midwinter, but you don’t have a fireplace. Since it’s 2015, you settle for the next best thing—a video of a fire. Lagavulin has taken it one step further: now you can get 45 minutes of Parks & Rec star Nick Offerman sitting in a fireside armchair sipping whisky. That’s it. That’s literally all he’s doing. And it’s making waves.

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE LOWELL POLICE

During traffic stops, the Lowell police asked people what their kids wanted for Christmas—and instead of giving tickets, the officers gave out Legos, TV sets… even an X-box One!

 

LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH… BETWEEN APPLE & MICROSOFT

Microsoft employees teamed up with a children’s choir, took to the streets, and sang “Let There Be Peace on Earth” in front of the famous cube-shaped Apple Store in New York City.

 

“YOU WORE A HOODIE TO A HOLIDAY PARTY

Check out this campaign if you’ve ever been relegated to the kids’ table at a holiday party, or if you enjoy things like laughter and comedy. In this Old Navy ad, Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein teach us how to become adults:

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