From the home office in Peoria, Illinois… today’s Top Ten takes us back to our childhood. I don’t know about you, but I love commercials, and thanks to You Tube, I get to live in the past for the rest of my life. As a kid, I loved the magic and wonder that Christmas brings, not to mention the memorable advertisements that graced our sets. Yes, I just called it a “set.” I also watched way too much television which is why I got lousy grades in school, bad teeth, a rotten brain, suffer adult ADHD, and where was I? Oh yeah…
Here is a Top Ten list of Jack Shell’s favorite all-time Christmas commercials.
#10 – Kmart – Do you remember this jingle? I’d have been a naked child if not for Kmart.
#9 – Toys R Us – This pre-dates the “I’m A Toys R Us Kid” commercial. Again, this is my list of faves. I always like Geoffrey Giraffe.
#8 – Zayre – Who else remembers Zayre? It always smelled like popcorn.
#7 – Fruity Pebbles – “Barney! My Pebbles!” Classic.
#6 – Underoos – ♪ Underoos are fun to wear, something super-new in underwear! ♫ My first pair of Underoos were Tonto. I also had The Incredible Hulk, Batman, and Superman. I would wear them now, if there were an adult version.
#5 – Pizza Hut – Nothin’ says Merry Christmas like piping hot pizza. One year, we actually had Pizza Hut pizza for Christmas dinner.
#4 – Budweiser – I was way too young to drink beer in 1982, but there’s something about those famous Clydesdales, isn’t there?
#3 – Folger’s – My family lives far away in Central Illinois, Northern Alabama, and Southwest Florida, respectively. It’s hard to get home to see everyone at Christmas, but when I do make it to Florida to see my parents, it goes something like this.
#2 – Coca-Cola - If solving the world’s problems were only as simple as buying the world a Coke.
#1 – McDonald’s – This one is still my all time favorite. Always breaks me up. The kid who can’t skate reminds me of me as a child.
What are some of your favorites? Post a YouTube link below.