Apple Shares Heartwarming 'Fuzzy Feelings' Holiday Ad

Apple today shared its annual holiday-themed ad, which is titled "Fuzzy Feelings." This year, the mini film focuses on an animator who is working on a holiday-themed video in the spare moments she has off from her office job.

The stop motion video stars her curmudgeonly boss, who is shown chastising her for being late, giving her last minute work, and generally being miserable. She finds an outlet in depicting him in uncomfortable situations, such as being shocked by Christmas lights or covered by snow while standing out on the street.

After her seemingly horrible boss hands out handmade holiday gifts, she sees another side of him, and changes her animation to something much more positive.

Creativity has the power to change the way we see each other, and the world. Sometimes, seeing things through a new lens can make all the difference. You make the holidays.

Apple shares a unique holiday ad each year, and these ads often win awards. Apple accompanied the video with a behind-the-scenes look at how it was filmed.

According to Apple, it was created using an iPhone 15 Pro Max and then edited on the MacBook Air.

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Think|Different Avatar
27 weeks ago
Absolutely charming! Which is why am sure there will be relentless Scrooge-esque comments here…
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hondo77 Avatar
27 weeks ago

Cute short, but this begs the question: Who the hell goes through the effort of making stop motion animations of their boss?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
canadianreader Avatar
27 weeks ago
Very touching and creative, reminds of some older creative Apple xmas videos.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Feek Avatar
27 weeks ago
Merry Christmas!
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TheAnimal Avatar
27 weeks ago
Love that she’s forced to use a Windows PC at work.
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lazyrighteye Avatar
27 weeks ago
Came here to see how quickly we'd see the first signs of bah-humbuggery. Second post. Surprised it took that long.

As someone who has worked as a creative professional, collaborating with some of the best in the game, for a couple of decades, I thought this piece was very well-done. From concept to execution, top-notch in every way. The clever mix of stop-motion and live-action was so easy on the eyes. George Harrison's "Isn't It a Pity" was such a perfect selection - not only from a messaging alignment standpoint, but for the tone it helped establish (fuzzy feelings indeed).

Curious: anyone know if this is a product of their in-house creative team or some external collaboration? Possibly a mix. Regardless, I found their efforts very well worth my 3:55. Clearly, YMMV.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)