Friday, December 22, 2006

That Special Holiday Lift

Again, thank God for YouTube. Since I moved from Pittsburgh, I never get to see my favorite Christmas commercial. It's for a regional restaurant chain called Eat 'n Park. People like to compare it to Denny's, but those people are blasphemers. Eat 'n Park is the best...deserving of its label "the place for smiles." And don't even get me started on their potato soup. Drool.

Anyway, I found this commercial online today and had the same reaction as always: mushy, gushy, teary-eyed, sappy-sweet joy. The spot is only 30 seconds long but it never fails to push my weepy buttons. I can't even control it. All the sweetness and tears pour out of me like vomit.(Cheerful simile, eh?) Well, hopefully I can make someone else cry with this because most people think I'm really strange to let this little ad affect me so.

Feeling anything??

Now that we've all got the warm fuzzies, I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, no matter what you believe, where you're from or who you are. I may post before Christmas, but I may just need to soak up the joy from these Bogmen concerts (last minute change - I'm going tonight, too!) and then relax on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when I'm back home with the fam. So just in case you don't hear from me until after the 25th, God bless you...everyone.


Happy Villain said...

That's a sweet commercial, but nothing touches me like that 70s commercial with the Native American man standing on the hillside with garbage and pollution everywhere, and he's crying. Or that Jessica Simpson commercial with her in the Daisy Duke getup talking about whatever the commercial is about, because as soon as I hear her stupid voice, I weep and scream and beg to know why this chick is still on my television.

Happy Holidays!

Neo said...

Becky - Awwwww, that was cute!

Have a great Christmas.

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

PS. I noticed your comment about hte font on JBI, if you've recently upgraded to IE7, that probably has something to do with it.

Dale said...

Awwww, I'd like to teach the world to Eat n Park now! Sweet.

Les Becker said...

Awww... yes, I teared up. And since you are so good at finding commercials on Youtube, could you find that one with the "Suzi of I'll Tell You What It Shwaz" lookalike stealing the gravy...?

Lee Ann said...

I do feel all warm and fuzzy, thank you for sharing that.

God bless you and your loved ones, Merry Christmas!

Bond said...

cute comercial... happiest of holidays

Turnbaby said...

Awwww that was sweet. Isn't it funny how these little things are triggers for such nostalgia. Yup--warm and fuzzy--Merry Christmas!!

Lee Ann said...

Merry Christmas!
Have a safe and joyful holiday!
Lee Ann

Teri said...

Bah Humbug!

(Oh, and Metty Christmas to you!)

Masha said...

Merry Christmas! Hope it's magical!

Spinning Girl said...

That is indeed sweet, but I didn't get a tear. That's because I know that a tree that actually bent that far over would probably break in half. It's the botanist in me.


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