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Santa bags himself a boyfriend in Norwegian postal service’s tear-jerking Christmas advert 

A tear-jerking Norwegian Christmas advert has won widespread praise after showing Santa bagging himself a boyfriend.

The commercial for Norway’s postal service, Posten, captures Father Christmas meeting the character ‘Harry’ and visiting him every year on Christmas Eve. 

But their time together is always cut short and soon Harry sends Santa a note admitting all he wants for Christmas is him.

Receiving a delivery of gifts from Posten next Christmas Eve, Harry returns to his living room to discover his crush waiting for him as he explains the postal service means he can finally take a break – and the two share a sweet kiss to celebrate.

Labelled ‘When Harry met Santa’, a reference to 1989 rom-com When Harry Met Sally, the advert was produced to mark the 50th anniversary of Norway decriminalising homosexuality – and has left fans around the world in tears.

A tear-jerking Norwegian Christmas advert has won widespread praise after showing Santa (pictured) bagging himself a boyfriend

The commercial for Norway's postal service, Posten, captures Father Christmas meeting the character ‘Harry’ (pictured kissing) and visiting him every year on Christmas Eve

 The commercial for Norway’s postal service, Posten, captures Father Christmas meeting the character ‘Harry’ (pictured kissing) and visiting him every year on Christmas Eve

But their time together is always cut short and soon Harry sends Santa a note admitting all he wants for Christmas is him (pictured)

But their time together is always cut short and soon Harry sends Santa a note admitting all he wants for Christmas is him (pictured)

One person wrote: ‘Of all the things to happen today, I wasn’t expecting to be in bits over the Christmas advert from Norway’s postal service.’

Another fan said on Twitter: ‘There must be something in my eye – it’s too early in the morning to cry.’

A third added: ‘It’s my favourite and well, my eyes have been leaking since I watched it. I love you Norway.’

A fourth viewer wrote: ‘Posten always had the best ads. I love it. So proud of my little land.’

The advert charts Santa and Harry’s relationship over a number of years – showing how the two never have time for one another, instead only getting brief visits every Christmas Eve.

Harry first spots Father Christmas when he is delivering presents to his home, and the two men gaze at one another before Santa disappears up the chimney.

Reaction: Labelled ‘When Harry met Santa’, a reference to 1989 rom-com When Harry Met Sally, the advert was produced to mark the 50th anniversary of Norway decriminalising homosexuality - and has left fans around the world in tears

Reaction: Labelled ‘When Harry met Santa’, a reference to 1989 rom-com When Harry Met Sally, the advert was produced to mark the 50th anniversary of Norway decriminalising homosexuality – and has left fans around the world in tears

The ad captures annual meetings between the duo, who are seen growing increasingly closer.

One year, Harry is shown tearing up after Father Christmas departs, having admitted to him: ‘I’ll miss you.’

He is soon captured penning a letter to Santa, confessing: ‘All I want for Christmas is you’.

This encourages Santa to apparently bring in help from Norway’s postal service to deliver people’s gifts, leaving Father Christmas with more free time.

He surprises Harry in his living room, explaining to him: ‘Well, I arranged some help this year… so I can be with you.’

Harry first spots Father Christmas when he is delivering presents to his home, and the two men gaze at one another before Santa disappears up the chimney

Harry first spots Father Christmas when he is delivering presents to his home, and the two men gaze at one another before Santa disappears up the chimney

The ad captures annual meetings between the duo, who are seen growing increasingly closer

The ad captures annual meetings between the duo, who are seen growing increasingly closer

Receiving a delivery of presents from Posten, Harry returns to his living room the next Christmas Eve to discover Father Christmas waiting for him as he explains the postal service means he can finally take a break - and the two share a sweet kiss to celebrate

Receiving a delivery of presents from Posten, Harry returns to his living room the next Christmas Eve to discover Father Christmas waiting for him as he explains the postal service means he can finally take a break – and the two share a sweet kiss to celebrate

The clip ends with the two men sharing a kiss before text appears on the screen, reading: ‘In 2022, Norway marks 50 years of being able to love whoever we want.

‘Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. From: All of us. To: All of us.’

Monica Solberg, Posten’s marketing director, told LGBTQ Nation: ‘Posten is an inclusive workplace with great diversity, and we would like to celebrate the 50th anniversary with this fine love story.

‘In last year’s campaign, Santa was angry at Norway Post, which took away from him the “business” – this year, Santa is happy that Norway Post can relieve him a little, so that he can be with the one he loves.

‘There will certainly be some negative reactions from some environments, but we are prepared to deal with that. The right to love whoever you want is a fundamental human right, and is not considered a political issue in free democratic societies in 2021.

‘Norway Post has connected people for 375 years, and will continue to do so regardless of orientation or gender identity.’

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