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So Yeah, I Made A Christmas Commercial…

Okay, so it’s Tuesday night and I’m currently watching the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl between Northern Illinois and the University of Alabama because that’s actually a thing. Outside of March Madness (the best product in sports), I’m not much of a college athletics guy but count me in on these bowl games. Given the NCAA postseason structure, these lower-tier bowls that never meant anything to begin with mean even less, which makes watching them all the more entertaining.

Anyway, forgive me. I’m tired as shit, however, I vowed I wouldn’t go a day without dishing out some 9-5, middle America, tooth and nail, salt of the Earth, steak and eggs content so that’s what I’m going to do…

The video above was filmed one year ago today. I had been job hunting for a new writing job when I stumbled upon this car dealership. They brought me in for an interview, and eventually invited me back to the lot for a second interview.

When I walked for that second audition, the owner and I exchanged the following dialogue around 1 PM:

Owner: Can you write and film us a Christmas commercial featuring Santa?

Me: Ummm yeah, sure. When do you need it by?

Owner: 2 o’clock

Me: Ummm yeah, sure…

Owner: Awesome, here’s your suit.

Twenty minutes later, I was freezing my ass off in the lot with some camera dude who couldn’t speak English and a sheet of paper with script notes written in black Sharpie. Tis’ the fucking season…

Side Note: I didn’t hear back from this place for a week or so (they generously paid me for my time that day) but later that week, I waltzed into a Dunkin’ Donuts for my morning coffee and, as I was waiting in line, all I see is my degenerate ass wearing a Santa suit, screaming through the TV located in the lounge area. It was in that moment that I knew I had made it. I was officially a star…

-Joey Boats (@joey_boats)


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