A Kid's Wacky Drawing Stumps Santa in This Charming Holiday Ad

BETC and AgainstAllOdds Serve Up Holiday Fun for Swiss Retailer Manor

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Nov 16, 2017

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In a charming, fun holiday ad by Swiss retailer Manor, Santa has real trouble deciphering a kid's illustration of what they want for Christmas.

Delightfully animated by AgainstAllOdds the spot, by BETC Paris, it starts with the little boy presenting his parents with a drawing. They have no idea what it is, but he sends it off to the North Pole anyway.

At Santa's workshop, Santa and his elves try to work out what is required, but to no avail: neither the oldest, wisest elf or the tech-savvy Santa Junior in his digital den (in a scene straight from the "CSI" storybook) have a clue. It's Mrs. Santa who has the bright idea of sending him off to Manor to find the gift. Watch out for the ending, which keeps you guessing.

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Nov 16, 2017
BETC Paris
Managing Director:
Nathalie Jacquier
Associate Director:
Charlotte Picq
Creative Director:
Marie-Eve Schoettl
Creative Director:
David Soussan
Chief Creative Officer:
Rémi Babinet
Art Director:
Cyril Arandel
Adrian Skenderovic
Music Creative Director:
Christophe Caurret
Traffic Director:
Morgane Tresal
TV Producer:
David Brakha
Production Company:
Passion Paris
Sound Production:

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