John Travolta Jingles As Santa in ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Ad

John Travolta Jingles As Santa in ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Ad

Published: November 08, 2023

In a fresh and festive commercial venture, Hollywood icon John Travolta has returned to the spotlight, paying homage to his iconic character, Tony Manero, from "Saturday Night Fever."

This time, the iconic character takes on a holiday twist in a 60-second ad for Capital One.

The ad kicks off with the classic Bee Gees track "Stayin' Alive" setting the groove as Travolta transforms into a Santa Claus strutting down the street, complete with a paint can, embodying the yuletide spirit with a dash of disco flair.

Santa Travolta's outfit gets a dazzling upgrade, featuring a gold "St. Nick" medallion around his neck.

Viewers watch as Santa Travolta shops for cookies, a stylish pair of shoes (courtesy of Donna Pescow), and even a disco ball tree ornament, all the while swiping his Capital One Quicksilver card to make his purchases – because, naturally, Santa goes cashless these days.

After a sprinkle of Santa magic, our Manero Santa quenches his thirst with a glass of milk at a dance club before hitting the dance floor and showcasing his signature moves.

The commercial, as captioned on YouTube, humorously notes, "You can tell by the way Santa uses his walk he earns 1.5% cash back on every purchase with the Capital One Quicksilver card."

Travolta himself took to Instagram to share the ad, adding a playful caption.

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The commercial marks a delightful fusion of holiday cheer with a classic cinematic character, nodding to Travolta's career-defining role in "Saturday Night Fever," which was released in December 1977.

The film catapulted Travolta to superstar status and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Notably, "Saturday Night Fever" was added to the U.S. National Film Registry in 2010, a recognition reserved for films deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress.

As an extra nod to the film's enduring legacy, it's worth mentioning that the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack remains one of the most iconic film soundtracks of all time, featuring six tracks by the Bee Gees and boasting global sales of over 40 million copies.

Edited by Nikola Djuric

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