Monday Funday: Thanksgiving special

We believe Mondays should not be mundane. The start of the week should not be bleak. The first day should not be the worst day. That’s why we created a weekly roundup of quality content with a sense of humour, to make Mondays into Fundays.

As it’s just been Thanksgiving weekend we thought we’d have a bit of a look round some of the funniest turkey day-related content.

Wack Friday

Over the weekend you’ll probably have spotted a few videos like this. Or this. Or this. And they probably crushed your faith in the human race a tiny bit. These vines show discount shoppers hitting British, yes British, stores to snap up bargains as part of a ‘Black Friday’ promotional drive. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving (which always falls on a Thursday) and has been a huge phenomenon in the US for many years – the closest thing we have is the Boxing Day sales, if you need a point of reference. It’s not a particularly pleasant day in the calendar, bringing out pretty much the worst in everyone it touches, which is why it’s great to see a brand rising above the hysteria and seeing the funny side.

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Much like last week’s content brand of the week, Amex, Aldi has flipped the premise of the USA’s greediest weekend (the one the follows Thanksgiving) on its head – much to the delight of the twitterati.

Game show giggles

Last year Old Navy, a US clothing brand, enlisted the help of comedy mega star Melissa McCarthy (probably best known for that scene in Bridesmaids) to send-up 80s game shows, as well as plugging its sale deals.

 

From the ha-ha-harchives

More sale-based lunacy now, courtesy of Target, a brand that clearly understands that the true meaning of the festive season is getting a really good deal on something called a ‘door buster’, whatever the heck that is. There are 17 vids in total, but this is our favourite.

 

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Author: Tom Owen

A strategic storyteller and compelling content creator, awash with acuity and adept at alliteration. I work for Speak Media. www.speakmedia.co.uk

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