Santa Gets a Boyfriend in Powerful New Commercial

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People have praised a powerful new Christmas commercial that shows Santa getting a boyfriend…

The ways in which we watch television are constantly evolving.

The television and film industry is rapidly diversifying, including its characters and the stories it tells, and especially in 2021, it is ensured that all forms of diversity are represented.

In modern-day television, whether that’s children’s or adult TV, it is crucial to include diversity.

By including different forms of diversity, it helps to create an accurate representation of the real world.

Important progress is being made…

But, unfortunately with a lot of progressions comes a lot of questions and the most recent one involves none other than the LGBTQ+ community.

Now, more and more young people are feeling comfortable and safe enough to come out as gay or trans as they can now come out to an incredibly supportive community of people who identify in similar ways.

But sadly, there are still individuals out there who are against the LGBTQ+ community – meaning more support is needed than ever.

Despite the hate, LGBTQ+ has been represented on television for quite some time…

Who remembers Sesame Street?

The ’80s kids show was packed full of political references and adult humor, but it was announced last year that Bert and Ernie were, in fact, a gay couple.

It was reported that scriptwriter Mark Saltzman was asked if Bert and Ernie were a gay couple, he responded with:

“And I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were. I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them.”

And it isn’t only children’s TV that’s seen a change…

Movies have seen an increase in LGBTQ+ characters in all sectors, but especially in the mainstream.

And the latest step of progression we have seen in the entertainment industry is in the form of a commercial…

A powerful commercial has been released that shows Santa getting a boyfriend.

Released by the Norwegian Postal Service, the commercial, titled When Harry Met Santa (we recognize that from somewhere), gives Santa a gay love story.

Of course, there’s a minority who have a negative opinion of the commercial but, the majority of people are loving it…

The commercial is said to have been created to mark fifty years since homosexuality was decriminalized in Norway, Pink News reports.

“In 2022, Norway marks 50 years of being able to love whoever we want,” a caption at the end of the commercial reads.

Monica Solberg, Posten’s marketing director, told LGBTQ Nation that they are an “inclusive workplace with great diversity” which is why they “would like to celebrate the 50th anniversary with this fine love story.”

“As always, the main goal of the campaign is to show that Norway Post never stops renewing itself,” Solberg said. “In addition to showing the flexibility of our services, we want to put it in a socially relevant setting, with themes that are important for the society around us and for us at Norway Post.”

Solberg acknowledged that there “will certainly be some negative reactions from some environments, but we are prepared to deal with that.”

“The right to love whoever you want is a fundamental human right, and is not considered a political issue in free democratic societies in 2021.”

The short film shows the developing relationship between a man named Harry, and Santa as they share moments every Christmas Eve.

Eventually, Harry begins to experience loneliness as he waits almost a year to meet with Santa again and decides to declare his love for Santa in a letter…

Don’t worry, we won’t spoil the ending for you as you can watch it yourself here:

We love it!