Norway’s Posten Christmas Advert Leads The Way On Inclusivity

There’s nothing like the Christmas adverts to give everyone the festive feeling, with the bar raised every year in the battle of the brands to win the hearts and minds of the public with their festive adverts.

Well this year, the Christmas prize has to go to Norway’s state owned postal service, Posten’s creation. Dubbed ‘When Harry met Santa’, the Christmas advert, featuring Father Christmas in a gay relationship was made to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary since homosexuality was decriminalised in Norway.

The four minute ‘love story’ advert has gone viral worldwide, attracting considerable media coverage. The headline in The Independent read ‘Norway’s ‘gay Santa advert is achingly beautiful and something we should celebrate’ while The Guardian also praised the creative for being beautiful, powerful and progressive.

Watch the full version (with English sub-titles) by clicking below…

Meanwhile, the Moonpiggies have also been busy getting ready for Christmas with Moonpig having gone live recently with its festive advert.

Click below to watch it…

Fancy some more Christmas advert treats? Well…feast your eyes on these…

John Lewis & Partners – Unexpected Guest

Boots – Bags of Joy

Barbour – Paddington, Please look after this Bear

Selfridges – Christmas of Dreams

Tesco – This Christmas, Nothing’s Stopping Us

Sainsbury’s – A Christmas to Savour

Aldi – Amazing Christmas, Kevin the Carrot

Smyths Toys – If I were a toy

Asda  – Make Christmas Spectacular

Waitrose – Best Bit of Christmas

Top: A still from Norway’s Posten Christmas advert.

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