The reason we like Toronto-based shop Red Urban is their ability to walk the fine line between inappropriate and brilliant. Whether it’s mixing the fine arts of lingerie and CPR training or shoving a gun in Santa’s face, we can always expect some dark comedy from our neighbors to the north.
Really, whoever plays Santa in these spots deserves some sort of acting award, because I haven’t seen jolly ol’ Saint Nicholas look this frightened since that Pure Michigan spokesman accidentally killed him back in the 90s. Thanks to Red Urban, DDB’s Bob Scarpelli knows that somewhere in Canada, Father Christmas is tied up and raising an imaginary glass of rare scotch in his honor.
Ho ho ho!