The United States Postal Service highlights, in its Christmas commercial, that the USPS “makes more holiday deliveries to homes than anyone else in the country, with one notable exception”.
The exception is shown in the 30-second spot, titled “Surprise Encounter,” which features a USPS deliveryperson meeting Santa while delivering a package. Faced with the woman, Father Christmas makes her a goodbye sign with his hand, as if he still got a lot of homes to visit, but not before she shows him the stamp featuring Santa on the red envelope she’s holding. He then takes out his big book and shows her the kids that haven’t received yet their Christmas gifts and, in response, the USPS employee shows him, on her smartphone, the Informed Delivery system, which allows people to know what’s coming to their mailbox.
The soundtrack music is Symphonie No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastorale”: I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo” composed by Beethoven.
Last year, the United States Postal Service showed how the “Biggest Gift” on Christmas is often the smallest thing through the story of a little boy who receives a new nose for his teddy bear.