This commercial has been airing since 1992 and it’s goddamn awesome. For me, the holidays are all about the 6 ABC Boscov’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and then the PA Lottery commerical. That’s it. That’s how I know it’s Christmas.

But lately, Ms. CB and I thought something seemed… off. The commercial was in glorious HD, which was curious, but not a dead giveaway, since many older films are retrofitted, so to speak, into HD. Something else. I was convinced they re-shot it, shot-by-shot. And by golly, they did!

I spliced them together– old commercial on the left, new one on the right.

I am so irrationally excited by this dedication to the craft. I mean, they matched the ethnicities of every caroler, the coat, the outfits, the scarves, the dogs! It’s all here, modernized for 2013, BENEFITTING OLDER PENNSYLVANIANS.

UPDATE: Apparently, the remake occurred in 2012. Still damn impressive.