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Gap Christmas Commercials Suck This Year

Filed under: Christmas — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

This commercial from The Gap for Christmas makes me want to jam knitting needles in my ears.

The choreography is awesome, but the cheerleading chanting is HORRID! Gwen Stefani, Tony Basil and the Black Eyed Peas are going to hunt down the director of this commercial and beat him/her to a bloody pulp.

It really makes me miss the adorable commercials that they did last year, especially this one:

I checked The Gap’s website and last year’s commercials are LONG gone, but you should be able to find them on YouTube: The Gap Merry MixIt.

I found this full sized magazine ad from last year, so I scanned it in at the best resolution my little scanner could take. It was a HUGE file, so I had to reduce it so Flickr would accept it. You can download it here: Rainn Wilson Gap Ad 2008: Full Size.

Rainn Wilson Gap Ad 2008 by The Gap from Flickr

I just loved this photo. I even wrote about it last year.

Too bad they laid such a bad egg this year. I guess I’ll just reminisce about last year instead.

Here’s my second favorite Gap commercial from last Christmas.



  1. Ugh! Should have had Glee do a voice over.

    Comment by velda — 11/21/2009 @ 11:10 am

  2. Velda,

    My sentiments EXACTLY! The Glee kids would have done a MUCH better job AND it might have been funny.


    Comment by Laura Moncur — 11/21/2009 @ 11:58 am

  3. Take away that these Gap ads are supposed to sell clothes for Christmas 2009/ At any time of the year, these are SOOOOOOO annoying. I hate comment just calling something a “fail” and not a failure, but thes Gap ads are a FAIL.

    I find little girl’s voices annoying in general especially when they are whining or “chatting” with their friends. The Gap ad with the six-and-below girls cheerleader-style yelling with the crappy marching drum IS PURE TORTURE!!!!!!

    See ya Gap! I’m never buying your garbage ever again. I hate you and I hate your brand now.

    Fail. FAIL.

    Comment by Parma Vic — 12/11/2009 @ 11:15 pm

  4. I happen to love the GAP commercials this year. The tunes are catchy and the dancing is great.

    Comment by Jeannine MacLeod — 12/21/2009 @ 12:43 am

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