While Apple’s Christmas ad brought Stevie Wonder and Andra Day together this year for a warm performance of ‘Someday at Christmas’, Microsoft decided to take to the cold streets of New York City this year for their holiday commercial … right in front of the iconic 5th Avenue Apple Store. Taking a rather cheeky approach to celebrating the season while naming the competition, Microsoft Store employees from a nearby location traveled down the block to sing ‘Peace on Earth’ to “some old friends” decked in red shirts … Apple Store employees.
Some look a bit cold and others maybe bored, but most of the Apple Store folks appeared to be good sports about the whole stunt. It doesn’t hurt that the Microsoft Store employees delivered the song quite beautifully. Maybe there’s a future career on Apple Music or Beats 1 calling?
Of course, the rivalry between Microsoft and Apple is a lot more complicated than the old days of Steve Jobs versus Bill Gates. Now iPads are displayed in Apple Stores with Microsoft Office apps installed and the Office team took Apple’s stage at the last big event. Still, Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t hold back when talking about Microsoft’s iPad+MacBook competitors with the “compromised” Surface tablet and Surface Book hybrid.
Check out the full ad below (you can even watch it in 4K if you’ve got a new iMac!) and let us know what you think. Too cheesy or a class act?
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Go eat a small flaccid dick MicroSoft
Mom wants to know why you’re still on her computer, and not in bed yet. The start of third grade is tomorrow.
Eat it yourself, idiot, you seem to be in need.
I think this is very cool, of course they are still promoting themselves but cool nevertheless. Very friendly if you ask me.
Of course the Microsoft Store employees were able to make this walk down the block. It’s not like they had any customers in their store to keep them there.
Hey look at us!
I love this!
Leave to Microsoft to make a great Apple ad.
“Leave it”… how ’bout an editing tool here folks?
I really like this :) There are no reasons to fight
Tis’ the season. . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Commercial Season!
Still – I thought it was cool! YMMV
I call fake: there’s no way “on Earth” a random bunch of MS employees sounded *this* good.
Indeed. You also would never see that many people in a MSFT store… totally fake. But sentiment was good…
Very cute! Good job MS advertising company!
this is awesome
Apple = Coke, everyone else = Pepsi.
“SurfaceBook twice as powerful as MacBook Pro”
“Merry Christmas, Mac.”
“Merry Christmas, PC.”
Obvious continuation of the Mac vs PC ad. LOVE IT
Microsoft’s way of saying: Shit, Apple did win.
Commercial or not, a great gesture that says at the core, we’re a lot more alike than different.
The comments on this post show what’s wrong with unfiltered social media. Most of you people are moronic children. This is a classy ad and touching. I think it would be cool if Apple returned the favor–no harm, no foul.
This is the most beautiful ad I have seen
Watch out, some of them could be ISIS!! We DONT know. Think of all we don’t know!!
Obviously all actors/singers (on both sides MS and Apple “employees”), but I thought it was pretty neat.