With Thanksgiving next week and a pandemic in full swing, the holidays this year seem a bit uncertain for many. You may have cancelled that trip to Gramma’s house and are just having Turkey Day with your immediate family (I’m really going to miss Uncle Bob’s inappropriate war stories about that brothel in Vietnam). So here are some of the best, and at times cringeworthy, Thanksgiving ads from years past to lift your spirits.
1. Meijer Thanksgiving
Who doesn’t want that kind of reception for all their hard work?
2. Jennie-O Oven-Ready Turkey
This one kind of grossed me out a little. That’s one BIG turkey!
3. Stabbington Knives
I sure wasn’t expecting that! This would have fit in nicely with my Halloween commercial list. It’s also a parody.
4. Robert DeNiro & Billy Crystal Thanksgiving Commercial
How can you go wrong with two greats dressed up as a turkey and a pilgrim?