The Norwegian Postal Service Posten released an annual Christmas video featuring Santa Claus falling in love with another man to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Norway.
The video, titled “When Harry Met Santa Claus,” is a four-minute short film in which the main character interacts with Santa on several occasions, before writing him a letter stating: “Dear Santa, Everything what I want for Christmas is you. “
As Santa arrives home again, revealing that he has employed an additional helper – the post office – to deliver gifts in order to spend more time with Harry. After briefly looking at each other, the couple kiss each other in a kiss.
The video ends by stating that in 2022 Norway will mark the 50th anniversary of “being able to love who we want”.
Monica Solberg, Marketing Director of Posten, spoke to the LGBTQ Nation news site about the announcement, saying: “It’s been a dark year for everyone – A global pandemic, a code red for our planet, a refugee crisis and more. “
“Maybe this year we need a warm, heartfelt love affair? A celebration of the fact that we can love whoever we want in Norway, despite all the evil that is going on in the world, ”she added.
“Posten is an inclusive workplace with great diversity, and we would like to celebrate the 50th anniversary with this beautiful love story. During last year’s campaign, Santa Claus was angry with Norway Post for taking the business away from him – this year Santa is happy that Norway Post can give him a little relief, so that he may be with the one he loves, ”Solberg mentioned.
British left-wing newspaper The Guardian, called the video “heartwarming,” reporting that others had called the ad “powerful” and “progressive.”
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However, some criticized the announcement, including English singer Steve Brookstein who commented on Twitter: “Norway Makes Santa Claus a Closet Gay Cheating on Mrs. Claus is Worst Christmas Idea… EVER!”
The announcement is not the first time that the LGBT agenda has been pushed to be part of the Christmas holidays in recent years. In 2019, Netflix released a Christmas special depicting Jesus Christ as a gay man, which led to over two million protest signatures, forcing the streaming service to withdraw the program.
Last year, the US cable network Lifetime announced that it would be releasing its very first Christmas movie starring a gay couple, with Amy Winter, executive vice president and head of programming, declaring, “The world that we creating in front of the camera should reflect the world we live in. “
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