DirecTV plays the Christmas card, putting together a beautifully-directed musical montage of movie villains turned good. It didn't make us want to subscribe to DirecTV, or even to watch any of the movies featuring those villains such as Chucky, Darth Vader and that girl from The Ring, but it's entertaining nonetheless.

The voice-over announcer says in Spanish at the end, "Some are good only on Christmas, others are good all year long." Of course that doesn't apply to DirecTV, the company that never saw an HD program it didn't overcompress, but it's a great example of turning the tables by the creators of this spot working for the Chilean division of the satellite TV company, masterfully using music to tug at the heartstrings.

Bizarre DirecTV Xmas Commercial [The Uber-Review]