Michael Bublé Is Regrettably Not Anne Murray in Ryan Reynolds's New SickKids Ad

It's a beautiful day — let's keep it that way

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Dec 4, 2023

Everyone knows that Michael Bublé is our nation's very own Father Christmas, but it turns out Ryan Reynolds is playing elf to make this holiday season brighter for SickKids patients — even if he couldn't snag Anne Murray for the ad.

Reynolds is a longtime partner of the SickKids Foundation, which distributes funds directly to the Toronto children's hospital's research practices, clinical advancements and compassionate care for the kids whose well-being the organization is dedicated to improving.

The actor and his ugly sweater have once again teamed up with the charity, as well as Samsung, which will be matching all donations made between now and 11:59 p.m. ET on December 24 until they reach $100,000 in gifts.

Reynolds's haggling angle is true to form: he wants to help kids get back to being little pricks, which debilitating health issues can definitely stand in the way of.

Bublé and Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews are brought in as reinforcements — of both the mission to help patients have a happier holiday season and how you can enable them to be little pricks about it. Matthews's Make-a-Wish-style appearance at the hospital is met with protest from one kid, who wanted Bublé; when Bublé shows up, they have a tantrum because he's not Anne Murray, which is honestly fair. (She's a snowbird, you've gotta let her fly.)

Bublé does, however, know Dave Grohl, so that's something?

Watch the commercial featuring real SickKids patients and staff below.

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