I’ve talked here before about how much I hate Christmas commercials. This Christmas though, I have to say, retailers didn’t do too bad of a job. When I was thinking about what would be the worst commercial of Christmas 2012, I was sure that a car or jewelry commercial would win the title running away with it. Now maybe it’s the down economy, and if it is, I guess that is one silver lining, but we didn’t get beaten to death with pretentious car or jewelry commercials this season. There were some that were on, but they weren’t run 724,000 times and those that were run, weren’t over the top assholish (yes it’s a word).
The commercial that I have chosen as the worst commercial of Christmas 2012 is not even really a Christmas commercial, it was Christmas-themed, but not selling just for the sake of selling at Christmas. This commercial had the winning formula that you find in all top annoying commercials: really annoying + unlimited advertising budget = rage inducing commercial. I believe Einstein came up with that formula but don’t quote me on that.
Anyway, here it is, the worst commercial of Christmas 2012 brought to you by none other than Wendy’s:
What commercial has annoyed you the most from this Christmas season? Let us know.