Microsoft 2018 Holiday: Reindeer Games

This is a commercial ad of Microsoft. This commercial was released in November 2018 in United States. Under the title of “Microsoft 2018 Holiday: Reindeer Games”.

For the 2018 holiday season, we invite you to meet nine (and a half)-year-old Owen, rising to the top of his game with the support of all of his friends-including his real-life best friend Gunnar-and a little help from the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Owen has Escobar Syndrome, which limits his mobility, but does nothing to reduce his passion for gaming.

We watch as his friends gather to cheer him on as word spreads of his impending achievement. The moment of joy experienced by the children celebrating together when Owen wins the game reminds us of the spirit of the holiday season and illustrates Microsoft’s overall mission to create accessible technology that levels the playing field and creates opportunity for all of us.

It was done by M:United//McCann, New York advertising agency. And, the commercial by Production Company is Hungry Man and is directed by Bryan Buckley.

When everybody plays, we all win
Give Wonder

The commercial song is “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” by JSM Music. However, this song was produced specifically for the commercial and unfortunately, it is not available to purchase or download on any music sites.

Thus, I am not able to get any information about this song. However, if you have any information about this song by any chance, please leave your comment.
Microsoft 2018 Holiday Reindeer Games
Watch the whole advertisement here.

Microsoft 2018 Holiday: Reindeer Games Featuring Owen and The Xbox Adaptive Controller
Client: Microsoft
Geo: United States
Released: November 2018
Advertising Agency: M:United//McCann, New York
Production Company: Hungry Man
Director: Bryan Buckley
Music Company: JSM
Composer: Joel Simon, Nathaniel Morgan, Seamus Kilmartin
Music: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by JSM Music


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