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Andre Champagne & Cold Duck - "Greet The Season" (Commercial, 1976)

Here's an even earlier variation of the Christmas Andre Champagne commercial - this one also including Cold Duck for your sparkling holiday drinking. Differs a bit from the 1979 and 1983 commercials.

This aired on local Rockford, IL TV on Monday, December 6th 1976! (not Chicago, but close enough)

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Cold duck? Wish it was Daffy Duck they're trying to serve on a silver platter, because they tried to hunt him down for years.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Sunday, December 20th 2009 at 11:23pm.

I always think of Andre's during this season. I haven't seen these commercials for many years.
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Sunday, December 20th 2009 at 11:24pm.

Yep! Nothing says class like cold duck...or even ripple...heck, even MD 20/20!
Now THAT is class!

Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 10:22am.

LOL! I sent a friend to get champagne last NYE and he came back with grape Cold Duck. I was PI**ED!
Comment posted by Pete on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 12:47pm.

Is it my imagination, or does the girl at :24-:25 look a bit like Genie Francis? (Who, I know, wouldn't have actually been in this ad, given when this aired.)
Comment posted by W.B. on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 5:04pm.

What is "Cold Duck"?? I'm curious!!!
Comment posted by michiganfan on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 7:17pm.

It's a combination of wine and champagne.
Comment posted by smctopia on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 9:26pm.

As with most things, Wikipedia has the full story. :-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Monday, December 21st 2009 at 9:31pm.

In short; the crap that is left over.
Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Tuesday, December 22nd 2009 at 5:33pm.

In Canada, it would have been Baby Duck and Kraft Dinner!
Comment posted by visaman on Tuesday, December 22nd 2009 at 7:29pm.

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