Corprorate agenda quit fucking up Christmas!


Ok, I’ve stayed silent enough but tonight the gloves are off. I’ve seen Santa turned into an avenger this year.  I’ve seen has been hacks from Saturday Night Live playing moronic elves in movies.  Hell I even put up with Linus getting his blanket back in a “new” Holiday special.  This I can live with.

However what I cannot abide is  re-branding or should I say requisitioning of the holiday classics from my childhood to new corporate masters.  Yes I get that the classic Christmas shorts from our childhood are awesome property to acquire and license the fuck out of but why in all that is good and holy in this time of year would you turn a half hour cherished Christmas special into a miserable 60 minute shlock-athon  for Macy’s.

Clarice and Rudolph

Really Macy’s you own it all in half of the country anyways, you have the parades the storefronts .  Do you really need Rodolph the Red Nosed Reindeer too?  Do we need to stop in between frames of duologue so you can shill medium grade cookware?

The season is commercial enough.  Just lay back like the whores you are, open your doors and have a fucking sale.  Don’t ruin Christmas for everyone, by having a damn commercial every three minutes in a children’s show in prime time.

I’m done, everybody carry on shopping.

 

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6 responses to “Corprorate agenda quit fucking up Christmas!

  1. Ah the almighty question about commercials. Thank god my tv has broken down so am actually enjoying this quiet time..

    • Well Rince it’s not so much the commercials themselves but the fact that they throw them at you every couple of minutes. When I was growing up a store or a brand sponsoring a show on Canadian television was quite common.

      I remember a lot of shows sponsored by Kraft cheese, Dolly Madison Snack Cakes and the like. BUT they tread lightly, they respect the program.

      Last nights Macy’s sponsored show crossed the line on so many levels. Sadly though it’s not just only Macy’s ALL of the big corporations do it now.

      I am just waiting for the day that they have Charlie Brown doing product placement IN the program. Imagine if you will Snoopy whipping out his Platinum American Express to by those decorations. Or Linus prattling on about how Tide fabric softener makes his blanket so soft.

      Shit, I am ranting again. GRRRR

  2. Just like Charlie Brown said, Christmas is getting so commercial. And that was back in the 60s (or whenever). I don’t like it, either, Bob. You know what else chaps my hide (since we’re ranting)? How stores are now starting their Black Friday sales on THANKSGIVING. I mean, yeah, it’s obviously a U.S. thing. But they’re doing it. First they started opening their doors at like 8 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving. Then they opened at 6 a.m. Then 4 a.m., and so on. And now they actually open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to get a jump start on those Black Friday sales. I mean, is nothing sacred? Those poor Walmart employees have to cut their holidays short to promote blenders and DVD players and what not. I could go on and on.

    Corporations ruin everything.

  3. hahaha Bob- I`m laughing so hard. Love your rants! Merry Christmas.