It is no secret that this 2020 has already been stressful enough, and that nobody had the time to wonder if they made it into Santa's good books.
That was Tesco's main idea behind their new Christmas advert, by reassuring people that there is no naughty list this year.
Well, this might come as great news to children who may have been fearing some decline in presents due to their misbehaviour this year. However, it appears that the new advert is not the same for some parents.
With the threat of the naughty list disappearing, some parents across America have hit back at the local supermarket for giving their children the green light to misbehave.
Many parents also took to social media to vent their frustrations. Some parents even asked if Tesco will take responsibility for disciplining their children after issuing their new festive message.
However, not all parents have cast the avert in a dark light, with some of them defending the chain. One parent argued back, saying; "I really like that 'there is no naughty list' advert from Tesco. Decent acknowledgment how it's been tough on everyone," while another added, "I love Tesco's Christmas advert. After all we've been through this year, there are no bad people this Christmas. Reward yourselves."
The TV advert includes a girl who gave her sister a terrible haircut, a man who forgot to sing happy birthday while washing his hands, and a mother who fell behind on her attempts to homeschool. Then Tesco interrupts and says; "Guys, it's fine, there's no naughty list. So tuck in, Britain, you have all the treats you want, okay? Because this year at Tesco there is no naughty list."
After the video was released, a Tesco spokesperson said that; "Children, just like the rest of us, haven’t had the easiest of years. They've had to cope with their parents playing teacher, missed visits from the tooth fairy and been subjected to dodgy home haircuts. Having put up with all of this and more, we think an amazing Christmas filled with the very best treats is well deserved. That's why we think this year at Tesco, there is no naughty list!"
Check out the controversial advert below.