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.