This is the Christmas version of the very popular Coke commercial from the Seventies. It’s sung to the tune of “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” by the New Seekers. I like how the girl from Canada is wearing a t-shirt with the Canadian flag on it. That’s how you know she’s from Canada.
It’s a beautiful and appropriate message any time of year, but especially poignant during the holiday season. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays.
I wasn’t aware of this song in the Seventies. I was just a little kid listening to Donny Osmond and the Jackson Five on AM radio, so I didn’t yet know about amazing British music acts like David Bowie, Roxy Music, or Slade. But when glam-rock band Slade debuted this song in December of 1973, it became an instant classic. It reached Number One for Christmas week in 1973 and stayed there until February 1974. It is Slade’s best-selling single, and was voted the UK’s most popular Christmas song in a 2007 poll.
I know what I want for Chrismas this year – gigantic platform shoes!
I think everyone who was a child in the Seventies loved this classic commercial. It reminded us of the Rankin Bass Christmas specials that we eagerly awaited every holiday season. I guess I was so wrapped up in the commercial that I never noticed until now that the end credit read “Noelco” instead of “Norelco.”
As I had mentioned in a previous post, I loved getting Avon products as Christmas presents. This ad from 1971 shows a dazzling array of Avon items, any of which I would have loved to get for Christmas. I think I actually had the Snoopy in the bathtub. This ad, like many in the early Seventies, reflects the growing diversity of models appearing in ads.