By: Jennifer Murray

Christmas Morning Comes Early

This past week our boys were in their Christmas pajamas early one morning.  They walked out into the family room where the Christmas tree was up and beautifully decorated.  There were presents piled in four large piles for each of them around the tree.  The fire was roaring in the background to make a most perfect Christmas morning. 

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The only thing a bit strange about this picturesque yuletide morning was the black-out curtains in the windows to block the natural light.  Come to think of it, the sound equipment, tripods, video camera, and boom microphone were also not our normal tradition for Christmas either!  Not to mention the fact that we never have anyone doing hair or makeup for the holidays. 

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Of course, we weren’t really celebrating Christmas in October, but our family was hired to represent The Christmas Gift & Hobby Show in a local TV commercial!  While shooting a TV commercial is not all fun and games when you are trying to get something specific out of 4 year old boys, we had a great time helping create this spot.  It’s amazing how a 30 second TV spot can equal several hours of work, and a small army of specialist.   

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My friend Ryan, who I have known since we were kids, works for a production company who represents The Christmas Gift & Hobby Show held at the State Fair Grounds November 9-13th.  They plan to offer “Quadruple Dollar Deals” which is why Ryan thought of using the boys for that purpose. 

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All our effort combined, turned into a 30 second and 15 second TV spots, along with radio spots that will begin airing locally this week.  But…. I have special permission to let you view it early! 

Consider it your early Christmas present!  😉

So what do you think of our little actors?

Follow the The Christmas Gift and Hobby Show on Facebook to see more highlights from our shoot along with bloopers and outtakes!

Hope to see you at the event next week!!!

Special thanks to The Christmas Gift and Hobby Show along with BPS Marketing for allowing our family to have Christmas a little early.  It was such a fun adventure and unique opportunity!

 

 

40 Responses to “Christmas Morning Comes Early”

  1. joanna
    November 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Wow! How exciting! I can’t wait to see it on TV locally!

    • QuatroMama
      November 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

      Me too! Surreal…but super fun!

  2. oh amanda
    November 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    HOW DID YOU GUYS GET SO CUTE?!!!!

    • QuatroMama
      November 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

      Must be the make up…;)

  3. Heather
    November 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    the boys were adorable, but the true star of the show (or commercial)…was YOU!! you’re a natural! love it!

    • QuatroMama
      November 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

      Oh please! So embarrassed!!!! =)

  4. Briana
    November 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    ADORABLE! ALL OF YOU!!! :) Poor Brad, though, he didn’t make it in the commercial?

    • QuatroMama
      November 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

      I know! He worked his booty off though, getting everyone in their places and working their lines!

  5. Amanda
    November 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Jen, You look gorgeous! Way to go! Great job.

  6. Courtney
    November 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    So cool!

  7. Holly
    November 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    That was great! You really are a natural. And it’s fun to hear your boys’ voices. They are so grown up!

  8. Allyson
    November 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    You totally rocked that commercial …. could it be a new calling?? :) Nice job! The boys look adorable!!

  9. Amanda
    November 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    I am going to that next week–will you guys be there on FRIDAY??? That’s the day I am going w/ one of my BFFs and my sister! Oh it would be awesome to see you guys there!

    Any chance you could hook a mother up w/ free tickets? Or discounted tickets? 😉

    LOVE the commercial! It’s awesome. The boys did GREAT and you look GORGEOUS!!

    • QuatroMama
      November 2, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

      We’re working on the schedule currently… I’ll let you know! Would LOVE to see you! As for discounted tickets – check Marsh and on the website they have coupons too…

      Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  10. Kate
    November 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    SHUT.UP!! Jen, OMG! You guys are AMAZING in this! It actually brought TEARS to my eyes I’m so stinkin’ proud of you all!! Phinny keeps making me replay it and Mylo keeps saying, “It’s the copluplets!” WHAT FUN!

    • QuatroMama
      November 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

      Oh Kate! You made my day…possibly my week! Love those boys!

  11. Emily Hasselbeck
    November 2, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    YAY! How fun and exciting! You are all superstars!! Wish I was in the area to get to see it “for real” on TV!! Awesome job! :)

    • QuatroMama
      November 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

      Em, wish you were here too – but for selfish reasons! Love you!

  12. Suzy
    November 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    How fun!!!! And it turned out so cute!! I can definitely imagine how much work that was … I am sure Brad was a HUGE help behind the scenes. Can’t wait to see you and hear all about it next week. :)

    Keep up with me, Ted, and our Fab Four at http://four-by-two.blogspot.com.

    • QuatroMama
      November 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

      Thanks, Suzy! Cannot WAIT to see you girls! =)

  13. Salt in Suburbia
    November 2, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    For a second there I thought you were going to tell us you were going to have your own reality show! Super cute commercial!

  14. Simone
    November 2, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    Wow, that’s so cool! Such superstars! Congrats :)

  15. Barbara Manatee
    November 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    Oh how fun!!! I bet the boys had a blast – and will LOVE seeing themselves on tv! What a fun experience!!

  16. Kelly from Kelly's Lucky You
    November 3, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Wow, wow, wow, and of course gotta-have-four, wow! You guys are going national, I just know it. Congrats on an AWESOME commercial. I agree with Heather – Jen, you were the star :) Your family makes so many people smile. *heart* ya!!
    (sure was a lucky day for me when I sat next to you on that bus, hehehe)

  17. Crystal
    November 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    How adorable are they?!?! You did great!

  18. Patricia
    November 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Those Kids are cute and the set up is cool! I can really smell the Christmas Holidays.

  19. Kathy @ House of Hills
    November 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    SO MUCH FUN! YOU did a GREAT job and the boys are adorable. What an incredible experience for all of you.

  20. Lana
    November 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    How brave you are! The guys did a great job, and you did too!

  21. Melody Spangler
    November 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    Love it! Heard it on the radio this morning :) You guys did a good job! Did they give you any free tickets? 😉

  22. Gail
    November 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Awwww, such a cute commercial! Jen and the boys did a great job…if I lived closer, I definitely would visit the Show at the State Fairgrounds. Your little guys are growing up way too fast, but I am enjoying “watching” them grow! I can imagine living in your house must be so much fun :) Thanks again for the early Christmas present!

    Gail from Annapolis, MD

  23. Grady Pruitt
    November 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    What a great commercial! I bet they had a lot of fun doing it. You were pretty good in the video, too.

  24. AmazingGreis
    November 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    SO fun! YOu all did great!!!

  25. mom taxi julie
    November 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    awww they did a great job!! So cute!

  26. Leigh
    November 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Jen that is the greatest video!! You look gorgeous and the boys are so cute!!! Sounds like fun too.

  27. Lynne from UK
    November 4, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    Lovely to be able to see it! The boys did very well, best wishes to you all.

  28. Louise
    November 4, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    The kiddos did a great job! Very well…

  29. Destiny
    November 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    Wow that commercial turned out great!! So cute!!

  30. Katie
    November 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    I live in Lafayette and I saw your commercial on TV today. How cool!!!

  31. Angie @ Many Little Blessings
    November 10, 2011 at 1:39 am #

    Just saw the commercial while I was watching Jimmy Fallon. Too cute!

  32. Heather L.
    November 12, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    How fun!!!! Loved the commercial!!! And I also loved the Halloween costumes!!! What a great idea!!!!

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