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    Anyone else who can't stomach Christmas commercials?

    I saw a Kay's Jewelers commercial this morning while watching the news that I found particularly annoying. This lady is rocking her new baby, with a perfect Christmas scene in the background. Her husband says he just can't wait, and gives her a piece of gaudy jewelry. Then they proceed to have a sappy moment, and the commercial implies that giving expensive gifts = true happiness.

    It's like retailers want you to believe that your life will be perfect if you can only find the right gift(s) to give. It makes me want to abstain from buying at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pembroke_Corgi View Post

    I saw a "____________" commercial this morning while watching the news
    that I found particularly annoying.

    It's like retailers want you to believe that your life will be perfect
    if you can only find the right gift(s) to give.
    It makes me want to abstain from buying at all.
    >>deep sigh<<

    'Tis the Season.

    Just hang on ... there will be a LOT worse ads yet to come.

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    I always dread the commercials & the songs on the radio.. It can get as bad as hearing election campains..

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    I just went to a store and they already had christmas songs playing... really annoying.. haha.. I do like the season.. the gifts are a plus.. but what they make of it.. blah...
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    Some can be obnoxious, but even then, I'd much rather hear them, than the ads for erectile dysfunction (and the possible side effects). And in prime time no less. I feel sorry for the parents with children who see these commercials, and then the kids want an explanation.
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    Adverts drive me nuts all year round, not just at Christmas. They are particularly mushy, and of course, there are more of them at Christmas, but their object is always to convince you that your life is incomplete without their product.

    Be strong! Hang on to your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Some can be obnoxious, but even then, I'd much rather hear them, than the ads for erectile dysfunction (and the possible side effects). And in prime time no less. I feel sorry for the parents with children who see these commercials, and then the kids want an explanation.
    *cough* At the risk to starting a big rammy - this is a good reason to have a National Health Service - you don't get health products advertised. OK, I'll go now.
    Last edited by Killearn Kitties; 11-09-2009 at 11:10 AM.

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    This would be one of the many reasons I record all shows and watch them later so I can skip commercials. And if I do happen to watch live TV I usually get up and do something during commercials.
    And on the radio when a commercial comes on that annoys me (like this annoying tooth fairy one for a local wireless phone company) I will switch to my CD for a minute.

    I just put my holiday CD in my car. Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I rocked all the way to work.
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    oH I so agree.. And as I am typing this at work there was a Viagra E-Mail Add just pooped up.. Now what is a woman to do with Viagra?? Idiots no less!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Some can be obnoxious, but even then, I'd much rather hear them, than the ads for erectile dysfunction (and the possible side effects). And in prime time no less. I feel sorry for the parents with children who see these commercials, and then the kids want an explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killearn Kitties View Post
    *cough* At the risk to starting a big rammy - this is a good reason to have a National Health Service - you don't get health products advertised. OK, I'll go now.
    I think I'll just sit back and see who pounces first...........
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    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvpets2002 View Post
    oH I so agree.. And as I am typing this at work there was a Viagra E-Mail Add just pooped up.. Now what is a woman to do with Viagra?? Idiots no less!!!
    Give it to her husband or significant other?????
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    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    I love the fact that we DVR shows we like to watch, so can do a 30-second skip right over the commercials, so I don't need to see them. Makes life much more pleasant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taz_Zoee View Post
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I rocked all the way to work.
    OMG!!.. awesome!!.. I so wanna get a CD of their music...
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    I actually like christmas commercials for the most part... but I like christmas everything lol. BUT I DO HATE jewelry store commercials ALWAYS. What is that quote "I bet more kisses start with miller lite than with Kay" haha. It's like "here if you want your wife to love you you better spend the better part of a downpayment on a house on a big ugly ring instead. she'll LOVE that. it's ok if you have to live in your parents basement for another few years. at least she will have something sparkly" lol


    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    I love the fact that we DVR shows w like to watch, so can do a 30-second skip right over the commercials, so I don't need to see them. Makes life much more pleasant.
    THIS^^^^^

    I don't know how we lived before we had DVR. Now it's like if we watch a show in real time it's TORTURE having to sit through the commercials




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    Quote Originally Posted by sparks19 View Post
    THIS^^^^^

    I don't know how we lived before we had DVR. Now it's like if we watch a show in real time it's TORTURE having to sit through the commercials
    Ah, but that's what the "mute" button is for!
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