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‘Daddy’ caught kissing Santa Claus in new postal service commercial


He’s come down the chimney — and out of the closet.

The Norwegian Postal Service (Posten Norge) places a ho-ho-homo twist on the traditional carol “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” — with a new commercial depicting Kris Kringle as a homosexual man. The advert, which options English subtitles, has amassed round 150,000 views — and lots of of divided feedback — because it was uploaded Monday to YouTube.

“Posten is an inclusive workplace with great diversity,” the corporate’s advertising director Monica Solberg informed LGBTQ Nation of the commercial, which commemorates 50 years since Norway decriminalized homosexuality. The clip is captioned, “In 2022, Norway marks 50 years of being able to love whoever we want.”

The four-minute video, titled “When Harry Met Santa,” reveals the shirtless titular character gazing lovingly as Saint Nick disappears up the chimney — an obvious twist on the Yuletide trope of a child catching Kris Kringle on Christmas Eve.

A new vacation advert encompasses a homosexual Santa Claus engaged in a kiss. The Norwegian Postal Service’s inclusivity-promoting commercial is spreading vacation cheer — and jeers — among the many YouTube peanut gallery.
Youtube/ Posten Norge

‘Little kid: Hey Santa, what did you bring me? Santa: Nothing, but I’m taking your dad away.’

One of the snarky remarks made in the YouTube feedback part

The quick movie then cuts to the times after Christmas Eve, when Harry is mired in melancholy, understanding he has to attend 364 days earlier than Santa comes down his chimney once more.

Finally, unable to comprise his love, Harry pens Santa a letter that reads, “All I want for Christmas is you.” He will get his want and spends this Christmas making out together with his sleigh-riding soulmate.

“When Harry Met Santa” concludes with Father Christmas farming out a few of his gift-delivery duties to the postal service — liberating him as much as hold with Harry in the course of the holidays. “This year, Santa is happy that Norway Post can relieve him a little, so that he can be with the one he loves,” gushed Solberg.

The postal service’s inclusivity-promoting advert unfold vacation cheer — and jeers — among the many on-line peanut gallery, with some dubbing it one of the best Christmas marketing campaign of the 12 months.

Harry hopes that Santa will be home for the holidays.
Harry hopes that Santa shall be dwelling for the vacations. “Really, Santa is gay now? I must have missed the memo,” one Scrooge griped in the YouTube feedback part.
Youtube/ Posten Norge

“That was quite sweet and wonderful,” fawned one fan on YouTube, whereas one other wrote, “Jesus Christ, why am I crying?! The feels.”

However, as viral sensations sometimes go, not everybody was impressed.

“Really, Santa is gay now? I must have missed the memo,” one Scrooge griped in the feedback part, whereas one other snarkily chimed in: “Little kid: Hey Santa, what did you bring me? Santa: Nothing, but I’m taking your dad away.”

This isn’t the primary time Santa has been depicted as somebody apart from a straight, white male. During this 12 months’s Christmas festivities, Disney’s US theme parks featured a black Kris Kringle, marking the primary time they’d finished so in their 66-year existence.

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