‘Tis the night before Christmas and all through Adland,
not a creature is stirring, not even a name brand.
My copy is hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that a holiday badlander, soon will be there.
Back in 2000, Sony created a series of ads where good 'ol St. Nick is drugged and kidnapped. The pre-9/11 terrorists threatened that X-Mas would be canceled if people didn't shop at SonyStyle.com. The ads were pulled because the client thought they would be offensive.
Fast forward to 2007, post-9/11 kidnappers from eBay Australia abduct Santa and everyone's OK with it!