Norwegian Postal Service Airs Christmas Advert with Gay Santa
'Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is you'
The annual Christmas video released by the Norwegian postal service Posten features Santa Claus falling in love with another man, marking the 50th anniversary of Norway’s decriminalization of homosexuality.
The short film entitled “When Harry Met Santa,” features two gay men, one of whom is Santa.
The man writes a letter to Santa stating:
“Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is you.”
Santa Claus arrives at the home to deliver more presents in order to spend more time with Harry.
The two stare at each other briefly before embracing for a kiss.
The video concludes with the statement that in 2022 Norway will mark the 50th anniversary of “being able to love whoever we want.”
Posten’s marketing director, Monica Solberg, told LGBTQ Nation:
“It has been a dark year for everyone."
"A global pandemic, code red for our planet, refugee crisis, and more.”
“Perhaps what we need this year is a warm and heartfelt love story?"
"A celebration of the fact that we can love whomever we want in Norway, despite everything bad that happens around the world,” she added.
“Posten is an inclusive workplace with great diversity, and we would like to celebrate the 50th anniversary with this fine love story."
"In last year’s campaign, Santa was angry at Norway Post, which took away from him the ‘business.'"
"This year, Santa is happy that Norway Post can relieve him a little so that he can be with the one he loves,” Solberg said.
British left-wing British newspaper The Guardian described the video as “heartwarming” and reported another labeling the ad as “powerful” and “progressive.”
But the ad also faced criticism, including English singer Steve Brookstein who wrote on Twitter:
“Norway making Santa a closet homosexual cheating on Mrs. Claus is the worst Christmas idea… EVER!”
The ad is one of many LGBT agenda-infused marketing strategies seen in recent years.
Netflix released a Christmas special portraying Jesus Christ as a gay man in 2019, which resulted in a massive backlash causing the program to be pulled.