Santa gets a boyfriend in holiday commercial celebrating LGBTQ2+ rights

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Christmas just got a little bit more inclusive.

To celebrate 50 years since the country decriminalized same-sex relationships, Norway’s postal service, Posten Norge, has put out a holiday commercial that chronicles the growing bond between Santa Claus and a potential suitor.

The commercial, titled When Harry Met Santa, shows the budding relationship between a man named Harry and the man in the red suit, as they meet up in Harry’s living room each year on Christmas Eve.

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The interactions are brief, at first, with small glances and smiles. Over the years, viewers see Harry begin to put more effort into his appearance — pulling on a festive sweater or suit and a spritz of cologne, before heading to the living room for his annual glimpse of his crush.

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The bond between the pair grows with each passing year as the two begin to visit, exchange small presents and have a laugh. Each year Santa reassures Harry that he’ll return.

We also see Harry become increasingly saddened after each rendezvous; he clearly has a hard time only seeing his love interest once per year.

In the second half of the nearly four minute-long video we see Harry pen a letter to the North Pole. “Dear Santa,” he writes, “All I want for Christmas is you.”

a screenshot of the letter to Santa


Harry writes a sweet letter to Santa, professing his Christmas wish.


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In the final scenes, a postal worker shows up at Harry’s front door to deliver Santa’s packages.

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“Well, I arranged some help this year…so I can be with you,” Santa tells his boyfriend, before the two share a sweet kiss.

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Harry and Santa seal the deal with a sweet first kiss.


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Pass the tissues, please.

The video has captured attention worldwide – Randall Garrison, a MP in British Columbia, even broke his own moratorium of not posting Christmas content before December.

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A video of the commercial posted on YouTube with English subtitles had been viewed more than 800,000 times as of Thursday afternoon.

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