Until Wednesday I’d never heard of it. Then, on a few blogs I read I saw a link to a Christmas commercial they did last year that had been posted to YouTube.
Sadly, the YouTube version of the commercial wasn’t especially good. Mainly, it was pixelated.
I found a link to the Real Deal. I’m much happier. 😉
Irn Bru, by the way, is a Scottish soft drink. It’s pronounced “Iron Brew.” Supposedly, it’s made out of used girders.
The commercial! A few words about that.
A boy and his snowman take flight over Scotland. Yes, it’s The Snowman, and this just goes to show how creative British commercials are and American commercials aren’t, that they can parody the truly sancrosect things. Like The Snowman. 😉
I find the music in it haunting. It’s sad and wistful, and it has a nice comedic punch to it at the end. Yes, it’s “Walking in the Air,” but the lyrics are just masterful. Again, sancrosect, yadda yadda yadda. 🙂
Check it out. An Irn Bru Christmas. It’s charming and touching and wistful. And maybe even a little bit magical. And definitely a little bit mean.
Too bad Irn Bru is illegal in the United States. I’d have to buy some just to know what the fuss is about.