Microsoft’s Holiday Commercial is for the Dogs

Posted on December 3, 2020 by Brad Sams in Microsoft 365 with 11 Comments

Typically, the expression “to the dogs” is used to describe something that has been ruined; you overcooked the steak, so you gave it to the dogs. But for Microsoft, they gave their holiday commercial to the dogs and if you are a fan of the furry friends, you will probably like it.

That is, unless you are Team Cat, in that case, maybe you should shield your eyes. You can watch the video above and it features all of the Microsoft staples including Surface hardware, Minecraft, Master Chief, Teams, Windows XP Bliss wallpaper, and a lot more.

The 90-second commercial will likely find its way to the cable networks and those mid-roll ad spots that YouTube shoves into every video.

Microsoft has been pushing a lot of dog-related content on Twitter lately and the company also launched their new ‘ugly sweater’ this week too. If you want to buy one of those sweaters, you can do so this year, unlike the previous years where they were only handed out to a select few.

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12 responses to “Microsoft’s Holiday Commercial is for the Dogs”

  1. ngc224

    "But for a commercial, this one is well done." ???

  2. kdjones74

    Looks like the sweaters sold out quick.

  3. mebby

    There are so many sayings that frame dogs in a very negative light. "She/he is a dog, dog-tired, lazy as a dog, dog ugly, until the last dog is hung, dirty-dog, dog-eat-dog, dog's breath..." So dogs need some love!

    There are lot of nice things people say about dogs.

    “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” ― Andy Rooney

    Of course there are pigs... “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” ― Winston S. Churchill

    Mike, Team Dog

  4. jbinaz

    Had a handyman at our house doing some work (because I am definitely not handy around the house!) and as he said to me, "We don't deserve dogs." So true.

  5. hopmedic

    That was a big fail.

  6. cliffordsf

    Team Cat is not amused.

  7. ebraiter

    This world has gone to the dogs.....

  8. Daekar

    I feel like this concept could have been better executed. The implication of the first part of the ad is that Microsoft's products suck you in and make you neglect your pet. Which might be true, they're interesting, but that's not an angle you emphasize. Weird decision.

  9. wright_is

    The best bit is where they bring the grenade back! :-D

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