As seen here on YouTube, Jennifer Coolidge’s recently released Old Navy ad is probably a bit too weird for a mainstream clothing brand but exactly weird enough for the actor’s skill set. The ad features Coolidge smiling unwaveringly as she loudly belts a comedically lazy rewrite of a Christmas carol before attempting to feed asparagus to a reindeer. Will it sell more Old Navy sweaters? Who’s to say. Will it go down as yet another classic moment in Coolidge’s renaissance? For that, we must delve into Twitter.
@LeakinYours tweeted, “It’s past due for Jennifer Coolidge to receive her flowers. It brings me joy to see her @OldNavy holiday campaign…” Meanwhile, @courage_always joked, “Not Jennifer Coolidge being the spokesperson for old navy this year omg what a vibe.” Even @makeitepic, who appears to be offended by the early onslaught of Holiday adverts, said, “I am delighted that Jennifer Coolidge is in the Old Navy ads.”
Of course, since it is Twitter, hot takes are destined to fly around. One user wrote, “Jennifer Coolidge in an old navy ad..? is she having money problems ?” Another user simply scoffed, “I’ve seen the off key singing Jennifer Coolidge Old Navy Christmas commercial twice now and that is two times too many.” As with her Old Navy ad, Coolidge’s acting has never been for everyone — but it has been everything for her fans.
Coolidge returns to HBO’s “The White Lotus,” premiering October 30th 2022. “The Watcher” is streaming now on Netflix.