Norwegian Christmas ad with gay Santa goes viral

posten gay santaScreenshot / YouTube

The Norwegian postal service Posten recently released a Christmas commercial called “When Harry met Santa.” Santa and his new boyfriend shortly went viral.

Posten’s video, which shows a developing romance between Santa and a man named Harry, made international headlines. The YouTube video with English subtitles has been watched almost 500,000 times (at the time of writing), and it has innumerable shares across social media. The ad has evoked emotional responses from social media users across platforms.

The video is – along with serving a marketing purpose for Posten – designed to mark next year’s 50th anniversary of Norway’s decriminalization of homosexuality. “On 21 April 1972, section 213 of the Norwegian Penal Code, which prohibited sexual acts between men, was repealed,” per Norway’s National Museum. A law legalizing same-sex marriage in Norway came into force almost four decades later, on January 1, 2009.

You can check out Posten’s Christmas ad with English subtitles below:

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1 Comment on "Norwegian Christmas ad with gay Santa goes viral"

  1. Norway sexually grooming children for the holidays. How cute.

    Meanwhile, ABC Nyheter’s Gunnar Larsen has a huge article about the West beating war drums about Russia’s military strength along Ukraine’s border.

    Coup (not revolution, for 4 obvious reasons) government Ukraine has escalated the war and broken some agreement, using drones against (pro-)Russian forces in East Ukraine.

    Last Friday in Berlin, NATO’s Norwegian Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has threatened to move NATO nuclear weapons out of Germany into *First Strike* positions in the new eastern NATO members which the Russians cannot risk Ukraine becoming … basically forcing Russia to indeed invade/take Ukraine even at the risk of starting World War 3.

    My own guess is that the Russians are just waiting for the ground to freeze … and they won’t mess around: they’ll use nuclear weapons if they have to, to end it immediately.

    (What would we Americans do, if Mexico wanted to join a military alliance with China and Russia? What *did* we do – justifiably – when there was a pro-Soviet coup on strategic Grenada island within *our* inner security perimeter in 1983?)

    Any space about this, in contrast to this article, in Norway Today?

    And any space about the condition – existence? – of Norway’s civil defenses/sivillforsvars for all its people, in Norway Today?

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