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Worst Christmas Commercial Ever

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What is one of the worst Christmas commercials ever?

I rarely write posts of this nature but, after seeing this commercial, I was compelled to share my critical opinion of 5 Hour Energy’s Christmas commercial.

I mean, come one, who would ever be that excited to receive liquid vitamin B as a Christmas gift?

In defense of 5 Hour Energy, the company always seems to run commercials of a similar nature so maybe that is their entire marketing strategy – in which case – my writing this post would actually be complimenting their marketing efforts.

I will also add that I originally saw this not-so-great advertisement with the TV muted. That made it even worse because I assumed there was some corny dialogue like, “Oh my gosh, how did you know this was exactly what I wanted”, to go along with the overly excited gift recipients.

Seriously, try watching the ad after turning your sound off.

In the end, this commercial comes across as complete satire and seems to make fun of the product instead of convincing me to give it as a gift.

After watching the advertisement, I came to the conclusion that giving 5 Hour Energy as a gift without knowing that the person really loves excessive amounts of the vitamin B placebo would only be viable if all of the fruit cakes and Christmas sweaters were sold out.

Anson Alexander

I am an author, digital educator and content marketer. I record, edit, and publish content for AnsonAlex.com, provide technical and business services to clients and am an avid self-learner. I have also authored several digital marketing and business courses for LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com).

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