This Christmas season has more ads included than ever before. The Norwegian Postal Service is celebrating the holiday with a new ad that shows the love of LGTBQ+ in the most positive way. Posten Norge marks 50 years since homophobia in Norway was eliminated. To celebrate, they released a clip depicting a man named Harry falling in love Santa Claus.
Harry waits for Old Saint Nick every year after the two have a memorable encounter, with the white beard returning every Christmas Eve to chat and exchange gifts. After a year of saying goodbye, Harry sends Santa a letter to the North Pole.
“Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to have you,” he wrote, with a heart, a nod to Mariah Carey’s 1994 classic. The following year, Harry received a delivery package from Posten, with the worker saying to him at the door: “Hey! Here are some packages mailed to you.”
To Harry’s surprise, he discovered that Mr. Claus was waiting for him in the living room. “Well, this year I’ve arranged some help so I can be with you,” Santa told him. Both of them kiss. Posten wrote at the end of the clip: “In 2022, Norway marks 50 years of being able to love whoever we want. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”
Mats Strandberg, the real-life husband of the actor who played Harry in the commercial, praised the ad in a post. Posten’s marketing director, Monica Solberg, told LGBTQ Country, “It’s been a dark year for everyone – Global pandemic, encryption of our planet, refugee crisis, etc. Maybe what we need this year is a love story warm and sincere love? Celebration of the fact that we can love whoever we want in Norway, despite all the bad things that happen around the world.”
That’s my husband kissing Santa! https://t.co/1sZ1B1kHyN
– Mats Strandberg 👻 (@matsstrandberg_) November 23, 2021
Solberg also rejected the idea that the advert mixed politics with Christmas, adding: “The right to love whoever you want is a basic human right and should not be considered a political issue in the United States.” liberal democratic societies by 2021. Norwegian Post has connected people for 375 years, and will continue to do so regardless of orientation or gender identity.”
The trailer comes after Netflix released its first LGBTQ+ holiday rom-com. Film, Single all the way, is now available to stream.
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