Holiday ads: DNA tests, blue-collar workers, and kids building time machines

Next to the Super Bowl, this is the time of the year when some pretty fair advertising brains churn out some videos worth watching for the holidays. So far this year, we’ve found five that fit the bill.

Let’s start with a true story, sent our way by colleague Ali Lozoff, whose friend, Kelle, took a DNA test. As a result, her mom found her family.

In the category of “it could happen.”

Sadly, but wisely, Apple disabled comments on YouTube for this one:

Dodge Ram Trucks usually rolls out an ad to celebrate “unsung workers.” Not long ago it was the farmer. Now it’s blue-collar workers.

And in this ad for a chocolate company, a boy builds a time machine, because he can’t wait for Christmas.