Forget Hallmark, Netflix and Hulu – this year’s most romantic and emotional Christmas love story brought to you by the Norwegian Postal Service. Yes, you read that right.
Over the past couple of years he’s produced holiday ads that have quickly become a beloved part of the nation’s Christmas season, and this year’s entry could make it one of yours as well.
The nearly four-minute ad, titled When Harry met Santa Claus, plays more like a short film. It starts with a man’s chance encounter with Saint Nick, and the two have an instant spark. The announcement then follows their growing connection over the following vacations.
During a visit, Santa Claus said to Harry, “You snore. I will be back next year ”, according to Queerty. Then the following year, Santa Claus told him: “I have a lot of presents to deliver. I will be back next year. Do I sound nice? “
The ad continues to grow until the moment Harry confesses his feelings – via a note to the North Pole, naturally – and Santa can spend more quality time with him, thanks to the Postal Service. And there is a kiss.
Although there are (unfortunately) no subtitles, the meaning and feeling is very clear.
The caption at the end reads: “In 2022, it will be 50 years since it became legal to love whoever you want in Norway.”
Speak with the marketing magazine Kampanje, Oda Rygh of the Norwegian LGBTQ + organization FRI explained the ultimate message of the announcement. “For many of us, Christmas is a time we spend with those we love, and it’s nice to see the Norway Post showing that love belongs to everyone, regardless of direction, location. ‘age or the fact that you live in the North Pole, ”said Rygh. .
The message resonates clearly with Internet users. “How the hell did I get my wish for Christmas?!? Congratulations on a beautifully crafted film. Thank you, ”wrote a commentator on YouTube.
“It needs a ’tissue alert.’ It is so beautiful. Thanks, ”wrote another.
We couldn’t agree more.
Watch the ad below.