27 Of The Strangest Christmas Ads Ever Made

Published December 5, 2016
Updated December 23, 2020

These weird Christmas ads will make you glad that the strangest holiday imagery is well behind us.

Weird Christmas Ads Meatball Pan
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Weird Christmas Ads Death Torch
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Long Distance Rations
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Be His Star
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Boys Saws
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Air Sanitizer
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Christmas Album
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Krampus Postcard
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Weird Christmas Ads Hot Dr Pepper
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Tree Flocking
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Christmas Skirt
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Xmas Pigs
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Doctors Camels
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Ironing Table
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Holiday Hospital
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Rent Color Tv
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Homemade Xmas
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Hoover Ad
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Xmas Gun
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Please Ladies
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Paraffin Salt
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Pea Wreath
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Community Spoons
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Santa Chesterfield
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Scary St Nick
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Snowman Lingerie
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Tree Underwear
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Thanks to social media and the indispensable role technology plays in everyday life, holiday ads are practically ubiquitous. As much as they may offend, annoy, or embitter you, the weird Christmas ads above remind us that they have the potential to be far worse.


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Erin Kelly
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An All That's Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she's designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.
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Savannah Cox
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Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
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Kelly, Erin. "27 Of The Strangest Christmas Ads Ever Made." AllThatsInteresting.com, December 5, 2016, https://allthatsinteresting.com/weird-christmas-ads. Accessed May 21, 2024.