PA Lottery's 20-year-old holiday ad gets makeover

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 10, 2012 7:30 AM

Photo by Pennsylvania Lottery

Screen grab from the Pennsylvania Lottery's revamped "Snowfall" TV commercial.

(Philadelphia) -- A holiday TV tradition in Pennsylvania is changing this year. 

The Pennsylvania Lottery's ``12 Days of Christmas'' commercial has been revamped. The original ad first aired in 1992.

The commercial has been redone as a shot-by-shot match of the original, but in high definition and a widescreen format that looks better on today's sharper and broader televisions.

Spokesman Gary Miller says lottery officials wanted to make the spot look better without messing with tradition. The audio track from the first ad was retained and actors were cast to match their predecessors.

The new commercial is getting mixed reviews on the lottery's YouTube channel.  Some commenters say it's a great update of a Christmas classic, but others are upset that they commercial they grew up watching has changed.

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