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Apple releases two 'Get a Mac' holiday ads

updated 11:30 pm EST, Mon December 15, 2008

Get a Mac holiday ads

Apple has released two new Get a Mac ads with holiday themes, "Tree Trimming" and "I Can Do Anything." Both videos are animated in a style reminiscent of the stop-motion technique employed by the original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special, although the PC and Mac characters are still voiced by John Hodgman and Justin Long, respectively. The holiday series diverges from the attacks against Vista and gets back to a lighter, more humorous tone.

In the Tree Trimming ad, the two characters start off by adding decorations to a Christmas tree. As Mac places ornaments, he looks past previous disagreements and reminds PC that he is really glad that they are friends. As Mac tells him to turn on the lights, PC is hesitant but finally complies. The lights were arranged to spell out "PC Rules." Hodgman explains that he is sorry and it "just sort of happened."

The "I Can Do Anything" ad starts off with PC commenting that he loves the time of year because he gets to be animated and can do anything, such as float in the air or build things in fast motion. After he builds a snowman, a rabbit hops by and PC asks the animal where he is headed. The rabbit replies "I'm going to the Apple Store for some last minute gifts." PC then tips the head off the snowman and onto the rabbit.

by MacNN Staff





  1. dslund

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Very Good

    Nice job! I like these animated commercials

  1. dynsight

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Cute but....

    Why should I buy a Mac? The bunny going to the Apple store is good (get great gifts at Apple Store), but it should still be a priority in every ad to show differences b/w the two.

    There was a discussion with an ill informed PC user and it nearly cost a Mac sale. My nephew and I have been trying to convince my sister in law (his mother) to get a Mac. She has been using (and abusing) PC's for years, and has to replace it every 2 years or so due to viruses, adware, incomplete installations.... etc.

    She was about to get a PC (again) because a friend of hers told her that there is no business software. Specfically, no Quickbooks and Turbotax for Apple. I went to Intuit's web site and showed her the truth.

    These ideas should be conveyed, along with creating movies, faster start times (PC and Mac waking up at same time, Mac starts painting before PC does his spreadsheet), etc.

    Even during the holidays, but just be nicer about it :)

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