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
Weird Christmas Ads Death Torch
Long Distance Rations
Be His Star
27 Of The Strangest Christmas Ads Ever Made
View Gallery

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.


For more ads that only the mid 20th century could produce, check out these sexist adsand the weirdest ads known to man.

Erin Kelly
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.