They get me every time. I’m sitting in front of the tube, unsuspectingly enjoying my favorite television program of choice, then all of a sudden an overly-sentimental 30 second holiday advertisement leaves me pondering life’s meaning. Gee, what is the reason for the season? Can money really buy love?
There’s that jewelry commercial where a handsome couple is driving through the snow, and the fellow reaches for his lady’s hand at a stop sign and then drops a diamond necklace into her palm.
That’s a cute one.
And then there’s JC Penney’s entire line of holiday commercials this year. In addition to being darling, one ad in particular introduced to The Weepies, a band from California that I can’t stop listening to.
You might have seen the ad and liked what you heard too
The Weepies – All That I Want
Deb Talan has a beautiful alto tone similar to another great female voice, Sam Philips, and the Weepies' repertoire mainly consists of quaint and quirky love letters written by both bandmembers Deb and Steve that never become trite.
The Weepies – Gotta Have You
Deb and Steve recently had a baby! His name is Theo, and they signed their Myspace blog “Deb & Steve & Theo.”
This kind of precious is combustible.