Having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year? Trying to shake a Scrooge-esque attitude? It’s not too late to find your holiday cheer. The following campaigns from companies, such as Gmail and Office Depot, might be just the thing you need to get your tinsel out of a tangle!
With Gmail’s Personalized Phone Call (or Video) from Santa, participants can customize a script to be sent to a loved one. With quirky choices such as, Occupation: Zombie Killer and Nickname: Hottie, this is sure to bring a smile to both the recipient and sender’s faces.
Know someone who needs a holiday pick-me-up or do you just want to see what life would be like on the North Pole? Office Max offers ElfYourself, a personalized video that makes you and loved ones the stars. Simply upload pictures of family, friends and even pets and enjoy as you pictures come to life on the body of dancing elves! Office Max’s popular website has brought holiday cheer for years.
What’s a better way of getting into the holiday spirit than living vicariously through a child’s love of Christmas? Give a child a thrill this Christmas— put them on Santa’s Nice List. Just upload his or her name and photo and receive a personalized video message from Santa!
If you’re a fan of classic Christmas movies, you can make custom movie shorts with JibJab’s Personalized Movie Maker. You put your face and up to those of four other people in a much-shortened, irreverent adaptation of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.” Don’t expect to be wiping your eyes at the end of the story when Scrooge brings turkey to the Cratchit family. Instead, you’ll enjoy the twist of humor. You can also choose from other classics, like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story”