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Apple - Holiday - TV Ad - Misunderstood
Apple YouTube ^ | December 25, 2013 | Apple

Posted on 12/25/2013 8:59:59 AM PST by Excellence

Guaranteed to make you cry, but in a good way.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: apple; christmas
Merry Christmas
1 posted on 12/25/2013 8:59:59 AM PST by Excellence
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To: Excellence

I’ve never understood if Apple is “FR approved”

It’s a progressive outfit run by a gay guy.
But endlessly hyped by Rush Limbaugh.


2 posted on 12/25/2013 9:01:53 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: nascarnation

Merry Christmas


3 posted on 12/25/2013 9:02:25 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Excellence

I saw or heard it playing several times on the TV, but didn’t pay much attention to it.

Then, I actually watched it.

Nice ad.


4 posted on 12/25/2013 9:02:48 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Excellence

That was sweet! Merry Christmas, to you!


5 posted on 12/25/2013 9:03:19 AM PST by madison10
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To: Excellence

I don’t get it. I see they’re using iPhones all over the place, but do I have to own one to see the point of the ad?


6 posted on 12/25/2013 9:05:36 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: nascarnation
I’ve never understood if Apple is “FR approved” It’s a progressive outfit run by a gay guy. But endlessly hyped by Rush Limbaugh.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Merry Christmas!

7 posted on 12/25/2013 9:08:04 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Berosus

It looked like a punk kid more interested in his iPhone...

...but the whole time he was shooting clips of the family which he put together for them to watch Christmas morning.


8 posted on 12/25/2013 9:17:45 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PeteB570

Sweet ad!


9 posted on 12/25/2013 9:20:59 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: PeteB570

exactly-

Kid even has (mitten or sock?) thrown at him by what looks like his Grandpa because he is monkeying around on his
phone- catches this on his new Iphone puts that piece in slow motion....cute AD- cannot think of any “kids” that
would do this- but it is a very good ad.


10 posted on 12/25/2013 9:25:34 AM PST by mj1234
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To: Berosus

Everybody thinks the kid is being anti-social, using his iPhone instead of interacting with everybody. But in reality he is videographing everybody as a video Christmas gift, which he shows at the end.


11 posted on 12/25/2013 9:27:31 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: nascarnation

Oh please.! I’m glad it’s a hugely successful firm located in AMERICA!!!

And I loved their computers!


12 posted on 12/25/2013 9:30:55 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mj1234
cannot think of any “kids” that would do this- but it is a very good ad.

My 13 year old grandson does this kind of thing all the time.

13 posted on 12/25/2013 9:33:01 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: BunnySlippers

I have a bunch of Apple stuff too. But I’ve been thrashed for it on here.


14 posted on 12/25/2013 9:41:13 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Excellence
Nice ad

MERRY CHRISTMAS

15 posted on 12/25/2013 9:43:52 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (Dear Santa....I can explain.)
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To: Excellence

I use Apple products, but the ad has very little to do with Christmas and has no reference to the birth of Jesus.

Furthermore, the family depicted looks to liberal.

Notice that they are driving a Subaru, a car almost exclusively driven by liberals.

Notice the father and the kid with the iPhone. Dad is bearded and looks like a liberal and the kid has bushy hair.

Finally, written in the snow is not “Merry Christmas” but rather “A Harris Family Holiday”

Even in closing, it says “Happy Holidays” on the screen and not “Merry Christmas.”


16 posted on 12/25/2013 9:47:51 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: mj1234

Ohhhhhh, so THAT’S what all these poor, misunderstood kids are up to on these things all the time. I’ll have to try to avoid thinking do poorly of them in the future. I can’t wait to see some of these productions in person.


17 posted on 12/25/2013 10:03:33 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Oliviaforever
Furthermore, the family depicted looks to(o) liberal. Notice that they are driving a Subaru, a car almost exclusively driven by liberals. Notice the father and the kid with the iPhone. Dad is bearded and looks like a liberal and the kid has bushy hair.

This is the most hilariously superficial comment that I've come across on FR today. I'm surprised you didn't mention that they breathe in air, too - something all liberals tend to do.

18 posted on 12/25/2013 10:03:39 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: nascarnation

Me too. The anti=Apple people are screwed up.

It’s a great American company.


19 posted on 12/25/2013 10:12:54 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Oliviaforever
Notice that they are driving a Subaru, a car almost exclusively driven by liberals.

that steroptype always cracks me up. we own 2 and nobody even for a nanosecond take us for liberals. in colorado we call it a wise choice. probably going to trade in the older one for a new one next year.

20 posted on 12/25/2013 10:13:30 AM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Oliviaforever

I feel sorry for you.
How do you get through a day?


21 posted on 12/25/2013 10:14:30 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Oliviaforever

Incredibly presumptuous Newb. I drive a “White Forester” and would not make it in winter up to my home in the hills of western pa without it. Oh, I also use an iPhone. I am surprised that light is able to escape your presence.


22 posted on 12/25/2013 10:20:27 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Apple has buyers from every religion. It’s also the Jewish holiday, which more or less coincides with Christmas every year.

I see nothing wrong with the ad. They covered all their groups.

Personally, I would never buy a computer that is not an Apple.

To each his own, I suppose.


23 posted on 12/25/2013 11:04:54 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: PA Engineer

That’s really not the entire point. While I understand that Subaru is a great car, the stereotype is very liberal and environmentalist.

The most important point is that they say Happy Holidays and not Merry Christmas.

At the very least the commercial is secular and just adds to our culture’s abandonment of the true meaning of Christmas.

By the way, I have many Apple products and like what they produce, but there liberalism bothers me.


24 posted on 12/25/2013 11:27:09 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: mj1234

My oldest makes those every once in a while. Made one for us for Christmas this year. It looks like a super hero movie trailer, except it’s our family. Love it!


25 posted on 12/25/2013 11:32:16 AM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: Oliviaforever

I am about as conservative as its possible to be and I drive a Subaru. Not because I’m a liberal environmentalist out to stop the Keystone Pipeline but because I did months of research on the best 4 wheel drive vehicle out there. I live in the hollers of TN and its a must-have in the winter months.

I am amused at times at the shocked looks I sometimes get from people who see my bumper sticker..”Less Government, More Freedom; More Government, Less Freedom”. Maybe not what many would expect to find on a Subaru.


26 posted on 12/25/2013 11:52:28 AM PST by CheathamCountyTN
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To: nascarnation

Apple is no more or less progressive than Microsoft.


27 posted on 12/25/2013 12:03:01 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: CheathamCountyTN; Oliviaforever
"...Notice that they are driving a Subaru, a car almost exclusively driven by liberals..."

Please. You have it all wrong. It is LESBIANS that drive Subarus, not just liberals in general! Get your facts straight!

I drove around for a year and a half in the People's Republic of Massachusetts with this on the back window of my Subaru Forester spanning the 2004 election:
While my car didn't get vandalized, I did get flipped the bird by a little old lady with a gray bun...(actually, she was probably only in her fifties, but LOOKED a lot older)

28 posted on 12/25/2013 12:11:40 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Oliviaforever

?

The song in the ad says “Merry Christmas” twice.

Pretty bold, considering many of their customers are Jewish, atheist, Muslim, etc.


29 posted on 12/25/2013 12:16:27 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: rlmorel

In marketing, the reality is less important than the perception.

When one hears Volvo, they think safety.

When one hears Subaru, they think liberalism and environmentalism.

Some Subaru ads even mention their commitment to environmentalism.

That Subaru was not randomly selected for that commercial, but placed there to send a message.

How many Christian families do you know that call today a holiday celebration?


30 posted on 12/25/2013 12:49:34 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever
When one hears Subaru, they think liberalism and environmentalism.

I never did. I always just thought Japanese rice burner. My wife bought one because she wanted the all-time 4WD. It was a pretty damn good car, IMHO. Now she has a KIA, a Korean rice burner. But it's a really nice car too with lots of great features.

I don't see anything liberal or environmental about either.

31 posted on 12/25/2013 2:56:08 PM PST by Ditto
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To: Oliviaforever

The version here in The UK which was just on, showed ‘Merry Christmas from....’ in the snow at the beginning, and the closing title was ‘Merry Christmas.... Apple’

For a country accused of being anti-christian, the UK ad sounds more Christian than the one in the states.


32 posted on 12/25/2013 3:17:04 PM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: Oliviaforever

When you hear Subaru, you think liberalism and environmentalism.

When I hear Subaru, I think durable, ultra-reliable, gets me to work in snow.

That’s all.

When you hear Apple, you think liberal promoter, computers for people who can’t understand technology, expensive and closed to independent development.

When I hear Apple, I think elegant, reliable, comprehensible, cost effective and efficient. And I say efficient because I am an IT professional whose skill set isn’t tied down to any one platform or technology. I think for myself, and chose the tools that suit the job best. Sometimes that tool may be Microsoft, when it comes to working a domain issue, and sometimes that tool may be an Apple product as I put together a tutorial sheet.

I don’t watch television except for one thing, and one thing only: NFL football. That is my last vice of the media. I don’t watch television, I don’t read papers or MSM magazines. I don’t view advertising as anything more than entertainment and and a commentary on current pop culture of which I am mercifully ignorant.

I don’t do Facebook. I don’t do Twitter. I am not a habitual cell phone talker or a texter, though I do use those technologies when they suit my needs.

I am not a consumer of advertising, and am not susceptible to it.

This ad being discussed that I saw while watching a football game was of interest to me, simply because the use of technology in the fashion is was being displayed is something I see as a corrosive part of technology. It is isolating and narrow in that sense. And I found it interesting that a company creating and promoting products that encourage those corrosive effects would try to be clever enough to attempt to turn that meme on its head, and largely succeed.

I am not a Luddite, and I tell people who I am educating about technology that there is a duality inherent in any technology. Technology can be used for good or ill, it can have positive and/or negative effects. When a kid isn’t interacting with people and learning social skills, that is bad. But if that same kid finds a video on YouTube that can explain covalent bonding in a way none of his teachers have been able to, that is good.

Advertising is largely pap that preys on the weak-minded, and if used for anything more than a cultural barometer or pure entertainment, is only going to have the effect of segregating common-sense from judgement.

But utilizing marketing to avoid a product is just as nonsensical as buying a product because of it. I buy a car not because of what I see on television, but because I have talked to people who have owned them, taken them out for test drives myself, compared them to their competition, drawn on my experience as a mechanic, and taken into account their business practices.

Making a choice on buying a product based on a commercial is silly.

And if that is true, the obverse of it must also be true (barring a moral or ideological reservation) that it is silly to NOT buy a product based on a commercial. Because barring a moral or ideological reservation, would you not buy a product because their ad did not describe a feature that is important? Of course not, you would research more to see if it was an oversight, or if the product did have what you were looking for.

If one decides not to patronize an advertised product based on someone pitching the product, the portrayal of culture that is counter to what you believe in (such as a commercial involving God vaporizing a competitor’s product for a perceived shortcoming) or whatever, that it the business of the person making the decision. It is all in what is important to you.

Case in point: I will not purchase any products from General Mills, due to their conscious, and OVERT courting of the homosexual community. I did not make this choice because I thought the leprechaun on Lucky Charms kind of “looked” like a homosexual. I never even thought of it. But the fact that they overtly used a product as a celebration of “diversity” and “inclusion” and advertised it in exactly that way, DOES make a huge difference to me. So I don’t patronize them. That is my choice.

If you hear Volvo and think Safety, you are most likely succumbing to advertising because that is exactly what they want you to hear. When I hear Volvo, I think performs well on safety tests, unattractive, overpriced, difficult to maintain, scarcity of parts, and expensive parts. Everything outweighs safety to me in that context. Sure, they may have done well on standardized safety tests, but there are other vehicles that probably perform just as well.


33 posted on 12/25/2013 4:30:43 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Ditto
I had a funny experience a few weeks ago.

I was going to a football game, and met up with a large group of people to tailgate. One of the guys just likes to bust people's balls (because he likes it) and when I walked into the tent, I saw him with a large group of guys (who I didn't know, all younger in their twenties) there and we had the following exchange in front of this group of guys:

HIM: "Hey! I saw your car. Did you really buy a Subaru?"

ME: "Sure. Is there something wrong with that?"

HIM: "Yeah. It is a lesbian car. Why would you buy a lesbian car?"

ME: "What's wrong with that? I got no problems with a couple of hot lesbians! (turning to a group of the young guys) Do you guys see any problem with that?"

He had nothing to say, and all the young guys were shaking their heads side to side in the negative, that they didn't see any problem there...that was the end of that discussion!

(Note: This is just using a tool to turn the tables on him...this doesn't mean I endorse lesbians or anything like that!)

34 posted on 12/25/2013 4:42:09 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: rlmorel

“I think durable, ultra-reliable, gets me to work in snow.”

I met a guy that worked on a logging crew. He turned in his big truck and got a Subaru to get to and from the main office because of those points, and the gas mileage.

But he said it took a LONG time for the guys to stop bringing in all of the liberal bumper stickers which they would leave by his locker!


35 posted on 12/25/2013 5:08:38 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve

Hahahahaha...

There are two drawbacks for me, though: First, it isn’t American made, but when I bought it there was nothing of comparable capability, form and value. Secondly, it gets crappy gas mileage. Only about 26 or 27 at the absolute best driving long distance highway, and most of the time otherwise, 22-23 mpg.

I will be looking at a Ford next time, if they offer an AWD version that gets better gas mileage. If I was in the market for a sedan, I would definitely purchase a Fusion. I do like those.


36 posted on 12/25/2013 5:26:22 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Excellence

What was misunderstood?


37 posted on 12/25/2013 5:55:24 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: bravo whiskey

I want a diesel Subaru like is sold in Europe. I am driving a Golf turbodiesel in the meantime.


38 posted on 12/25/2013 5:59:41 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Jim Noble

>”Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar”<

Said Bill Clinton to Monica Lewinsky...


39 posted on 12/25/2013 6:05:10 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Chickensoup

See post 11.


40 posted on 12/25/2013 8:34:56 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: AnAmericanInEngland

“The version here in The UK which was just on, showed ‘Merry Christmas from....’ in the snow at the beginning, and the closing title was ‘Merry Christmas.... Apple’”

In other words, back in the UK Apple can say “Merry Christmas” but here in the USA, Merry Christmas is forbidden by the the PC Police and the Secualr humanists at Apple.

It is terribly ironic that today in England there is more Religious Feedom than exist in 21st century Obama America.


41 posted on 12/26/2013 9:14:56 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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