I was getting ready for work, the television playing in the background and then it came on. I have to watch it every time it plays. There is something so nostalgic about Hershey Kisses playing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
Do you know why it’s so nostalgic?
Because for every Millennial or those maybe even a little older, we don’t remember a holiday without it. Rightfully so because after a little research (um, I just went to google) it turns out this commercial first aired in 1989! (Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!)
To give you a little more perspective, it’s officially older than Taylor Swift, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina and Shay (but not Dan) just to name a few. TV shows like FRIENDS hadn’t even been scripted out yet, Boybands hadn’t made a comeback, we weren’t even sure what an mp3 was in 1989, let alone a text message or an iPad.
Those 11 little Hershey Kisses, dare I say it, hold a sort of innocence. They’re only on the screen for 16 seconds, but it’s a blissful 16 seconds that I think we can all agree must continue to play every holiday from here on out. Also, the one that has the challenge of that last note deserves a raise after all this time…