Monday, November 23, 2009

Eat'n Park Christmas Star Commercial

Our Christmas Star commercial is a beloved favorite for young and old. Its simple, timeless message has resonated with viewers for more than 25 years. If you’re wondering how this classic came to be, click here to read the story and the many wonderful comments left by our guests.

For us at Eat’n Park, the holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without the commercial. And we know that many of you feel the same, regardless of whether you still call Pittsburgh home or if you’ve moved halfway around the world.

For that reason, we’re happy to post the commercial here! Just click below to view it. And for those of you who live in the PA/OH/WV area, you can catch it live on TV during the shows listed below. Check your local listings for times.



From everyone here at Eat’n Park, here’s hoping that the special lift you get this season lasts all year long. Happy Holidays!

Eat'n Park Christmas Star Commercial Air Dates:

Clarksburg

  • WBOY (NBC) – Macy’s Day Parade (11/26), Muppets (12/11 & 12/18), It’s a Wonderful Life (12/12), Saturday Night Live (12/26), Charlie Brown (11/23 & 12/1)
  • WDTV (CBS) – Thanksgiving Day Parade (11/26), A Dog Named Christmas (11/29), Rudolph (12/12), Flight Before Christmas (12/12), Elf (12/19)
Cleveland
  • WEWS (ABC) – Polar Express (11/28), Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (12/21), Thanksgiving Day Parade (11/29), Charlie Brown (12/15), Disney Christmas Parade (12/25), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (12/22), Nutcracker on Ice (12/13 & 12/25), Christmas Shrine (12/24)
  • WKYC (NBC) – Miracle on 34th Street (11/26), Christmas at Rockefeller Center (12/2), Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (11/26)
  • WOIO (CBS) – Thanksgiving Day Parade (11/26), Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (12/12), Frosty the Snowman (12/4), Elf (12/20), The Flight Before Christmas (12/12), Hallmark: A Dog Named Christmas (11/29)
  • WUAB (UPN) – 2009 World Music Awards (11/25), Miracle on 34th Street (12/5), Olive the Other Reindeer (12/8), Santa’s Funniest Moments (12/8), Soul of Christmas (12/15), Christmas is Here Again (12/16)
Erie
  • WICU (NBC) – Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (11/26), National Dog Show (11/26), Christmas in Rockefeller Center (12/2)
  • WJET (ABC) – Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (11/26), Charlie Brown Christmas (12/1), Disney Christmas Parade (12/25), Shrek the Halls (11/30), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (11/30)
  • WSEE (CBS) – Rudolph (12/2), Frosty the Snowman (12/11), Frosty Returns (12/11), The Flight Before Christmas (12/11), Home for the Holidays (12/22)
Johnstown
  • WATM (ABC) – Charlie Brown Christmas (12/7), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (11/30), Shrek the Halls (12/21), Santa Claus is Coming to Town (12/1), The Santa Claus 2 (12/14)
  • WJAC (NBC) - Christmas at Rockefeller Center (12/2), Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (11/26), Saturday Night Live Christmas Special (12/17), It’s a Wonderful Life (12/24)
  • WTAJ (CBS) – Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (12/12), A Dog Named Christmas (11/29), Elf (12/19)
Pittsburgh
  • KDKA (CBS) – Home for the Holidays (12/22), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (12/9), Thanksgiving Parade (11/26), Frosty/Frosty Returns (12/11), Elf (12/19)
  • WPXI (NBC) – Muppets Christmas Letters to Santa (12/11 & 12/19), Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (11/26)
  • WTAE (ABC) – Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (11/24), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (11/30), Shrek the Halls (11/30 & 12/21), Santa Claus is Coming to Town (12/1), Charlie Brown Christmas (12/7), I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (12/14), Disney Christmas Parade (12/24)
Wheeling
  • WTOV (NBC) – A Muppets Christmas: Letter to Santa (12/11 & 12/19), It’s a Wonderful Life (12/12 & 12/24), Saturday Night Live Christmas Special (12/17 & 12/25), Christmas in Rockefeller Center (12/2), Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (11/26), Miracle on 34th Street (11/26), Merry Madagascar (11/28)
  • WTRF (CBS) – Frosty the Snowman (12/11), Frosty Returns (12/11), Hallmark: A Dog Named Christmas (11/29), Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (12/2), Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (11/26), Grammy Nominations Concert (12/2), Elf (12/19)
Youngstown/Warren
  • WFMJ (NBC) – Christmas in Rockefeller Center (12/2), It’s a Wonderful Life (12/24), Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (11/26)
  • WKBN (CBS) – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (12/12), Frosty the Snowman (12/18), Elf (12/19)
  • WYTV (ABC) – Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (11/26), Surviving Christmas (11/29), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (11/30), A Charlie Brown Christmas (12/1), Santa Claus is Coming to Town (12/7), Shrek the Halls (12/14), I want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (12/21)
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy seeing this commercial. Eat'n Park is my all time favorite restaurant and I love seeing anything related to it.

JoAnn said...

Eat N Park refers to this as the Christmas Star Commercial not a Happy Holiday Commercial ... so please at the end of this lovely commercial let it say Merry Christmas, not Happy Holidays.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you shouldn't mess with perfection, JoAnn. It's been like that for years.

Bette said...

I love that commercial and I love Eat'n Park. I wish there was one in Kansas City!!

CBT said...

I wrote a couple years ago about the flip books that has the tree picking up the star and was glad this year eat n park brought them back as a fund raiser.
I worked as a waitress for eat n park in the 80's and these little books used to be given to the kids.My kids had them and I wanted my grandchildren to have one too.I purchased several.From my childhood I remember the old big boy ballons that has the cardboard shoes that you attached to the bottom of the balloon to make him stand.Yeah,our family grew up with eat n park.they still have the best burger in the world!thanks for bringing back the books and some memories.~Betty H.Beaver Falls,Pa

Jean (Bonenberger)Sinagra said...

I love this Christmas commercial!I bought a sweatshirt with the Christmas tree and little star some years ago when the commercial first came out. I still have it and get comments on it all the time, especially when I go to Eatn' Park.Jean(Bonenberger)Sinagra

Ken said...

as my wife can attest, I am not truly into the holiday spirit until I see the commercial on TV (not the web) thia year it wasn't until las tnight, but as always, so worth the wait

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for keeping this uplifting commercial on TV!Whether one celebrates Christmas or not, it's the ultimate feel-good commercial that mirrors familiar paths we all encounter at one time or another-when we're that poor little star that keeps trying. THEN,the Big Christmas tree swoops in for the rescue,bringing comfort & joy! Merry Christmas EatNPark and God bless you all for this commercial and for helping the kids at Children's Hospital!

Anonymous said...

When I was younger I had a sweatshirt with the design of this commercial on it. Sadly, I out grew it some time ago. Do they still make these and where can I get one? This is still my favorite Christmas ad and I really wish I still had that sweatshirt (or, even better, one in my grown up size!)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making this ad available online. I moved from the 'Burgh to SC 11 years ago and missed seeing this on TV at Christmas time. Now I get my "fix" everyday!


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