December 17th, 2007
06:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Huckabee launches Christmas ad

Huckabee launched a Christmas ad Monday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - If there’s anything more ubiquitous than Christmas commercials this time of year, it’s political ads. A new Mike Huckabee spot falls under both categories.

“Are you about worn out of all the television commercials you’ve been seeing, mostly about politics? I don’t blame you,” says the former Baptist minister, sitting in front of an elaborately-trimmed Christmas tree as ‘Silent Night’ plays softly in the background.

“At this time of year, sometimes it’s nice to just pull aside from all that, and remember that what really matters is the celebration of the birth of Christ..... I hope you and your family will have a magnificent Christmas season. And on behalf of all of us, God bless, and Merry Christmas.”

The campaign says the spots will run in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

- CNN’s Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: Iowa • Mike Huckabee • New Hampshire • South Carolina
soundoff (127 Responses)
  1. Chuck

    To those who think that this ad copies Ron Paul's ad: you are wrong. Huckabee clearly specifies that this is the time of year to celebrate the birth of Christ–unlike Ron Paul's secular Christmas ad. This is not to say Paul was wrong....but Huckabee definitely "one upped" him by once again clearly illustrating his Christian beliefs.

    January 2, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  2. sara

    KEEP RELIGION OUT OF POLITICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 17, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
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