Get a Mac Santa Claus is Coming

Apple continues the Get A Mac advertising campaign with an animated TV ad in which Santa Claus joins the two comedians in a computer-related version of the song, “Santa Claus is Coming”. PC (John Hodgman) and Mac (Justin Long) sing alternate lines until PC gets carried away and encourages viewers not to buy Macs.

Santa in Apple Get A Mac TV ad

Click on the image below to play the video.

You’d better watch out
You’d better not cry
You’d better not power down
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you’re in sleep mode
He knows when you’re awake
He knows when you’ve been bad or good
So buy a PC and not a Mac this holiday season
or any other time for goodness sake!

Oh…. (come one) oh…. (what?)
I thought those were the lyrics
That’s how I learned it…


The Get A Mac campaign was developed at TBWA\Media Arts Lab and was developed by chief creative officer Lee Clow, executive creative directors Duncan Milner and Eric Grunbaum, art director Chuck Monn, copywriter Jason Sperling and Alicia Dotter, agency producers Cheryl Childers, Hank Zakroff and Perrin Rausch.

Animation was directed by Drew Lightfoot at LAIKA/house with director of photography John Nolan, with editors Steve Miller and Veronica Vichit-Vadakan.