Fast food and soft drink companies never become more sincere and caring than around the holidays. It’s amazing how they can all happily peddle obesity, poor health and death (the poorest stage of health) in the form of fat, sugar, carbs and calories each and everyday but somehow leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling once you see one of their Christmas-themed commercials. McDonald’s really laid the groundwork for such commercials but over the years Coca-Cola, Nabisco and 7UP used it quite well to their advantage.
Here’s a handful of 7UP’s Christmas commercials from the 1980s. The one featuring the Cool Spots is one of my all-time favorite Christmas commercials.