Apple’s Holiday 2015 Ad: “Someday At Christmas” with Stevie Wonder and Andra Day
Apple has started to air their annual holiday TV commercial for the 2015 season. This year the advertisement features musical legend Stevie Wonder singing a duet of “Someday At Christmas” with singer Andra Day and a family with their friendly dog, along with subtle but clever displays of various Apple products being put to use.
The commercial is 90 seconds long and has been embedded below for easy viewing. It starts off with Stevie Wonder using the VoiceOver Accessibility feature bundled with the Mac along with the OS X application Garageband to get the Christmas track ready.
The official Apple YouTube channel includes the following brief blurb with the advertisement: “From our family to yours, Andra Day and Stevie Wonder perform his 1967 holiday classic, “Someday At Christmas”.”
While some years Apple has aimed for tearjerkers and tugged at the heart strings with varying degrees of emotion, this holiday season Apple has gone a bit softer and warmer, while also demonstrating some of the lesser known Accessibility features of OS X and throwing in a few Apple Watch and iPhone sightings. Look carefully during the scene of a friendly hello from a labrador retriever and you’ll spot an Apple Watch:
The original and complete “Someday At Christmas” song performed by Stevie Wonder in 1967 is also embedded below for you to enjoy:
If you’re interested in seeing some of the prior holiday celebratory ads from Apple, you’ll find 2014, 2013, the Christmas commercial from 2012, 2011, and 2010, and you can see the myriad of all other Apple commercials here as well.
Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!