Ho, Ho, Uh-Oh! Unwrap These Bad Ads from Holidays Past

Unwrap These Bad Ads from Holidays PastThe holidays are meant for making happy, wholesome memories. But sometimes the spirit of the season gets us carried away and the goodness takes a tacky turn. This has occasionally occurred throughout the history of advertising where holiday festivity has been used too liberally. When seasonal symbols are used to sell cigarettes, alcohol, tomahawks, and guns, someone has had a bit too much eggnog! To see how some of the ads found folly in jolly, JustSomething.com posted these picks.

Some got a little sleazy with Santa.

A few cigarette ads lit up the season.

These were over-the-top for underwear.

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Some thought guns made the perfect gift.

And this one took the phrase, “Eat, drink, and be merry” a little too literally.

And to all, a goodnight.

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