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And Now, Your Afternoon Holiday Card Inundation (Including One NSFW Language Item)

As expected, the floodgates have opened this week, and with the usual dearth of normal Spy material this time of year (though we have a few things brewing this week, don’t worry), we’ll fill you in with a smattering of what we’ve received just today alone in terms of agency holiday efforts. We shall begin this post with a little lump of coal in stocking (and our favorite holiday entry thus far) provided by the folks at Toronto agency Zulu Alpha Kilo, who offer their mean-spirited, but pretty amusing take on “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The narrative aspect is the only thing that ties this clip to the original holiday classic, which has now been transformed into a tale about deadlines . We really needn’t explain further. Just perhaps wear headphones if you’re at work.

Not sure how follow that up, but above, please take a gander if you will at the demo for San Francisco-based EVB’s entry dubbed “Holify It!,” a bookmarklet app that takes its cues from YouTube’s music-synchronized house-lighting videos, to get in the holiday spirit. We tried it on various bookmarks and though we’re treated to the same choral rendition of “Carol of the Bells” each time, it’s fun to watch your fave sites dance via light show for a minute.

Well, why not revisit Toronto real quick and tell you about a holiday entry that’s more heart than heartless and comes to us from Lowe Roche. This year, the agency is saving all the money it would normally fork over to buy lavish gifts for clients and instead giving it to its own interns. Yes, for every visit to the Intern Holiday Bonus site, Lowe Roche will donate $1 to their work-for-nothing staffers.

 

 

 

And last but not least (at least for today) is New York-based Campfire’s ode to the holidays that’s inspired by the agency’s “Thirsty Thursdays” in which one staff member regales us with a tale of their favorite drink. If you’re gearing up for some happy hour action this afternoon, perhaps this hub for all of the “Thirsty” tales will help get you set for the boozy task at hand.

 

 

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