The staff of Consumer Traveler wishes you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays. This year, several travel companies put together exceptional Christmas videos. Here are a few of the best from around the world — Cologne, Germany, to California and Hong Kong to Washington, DC.
WestJet’s Santa makes wishes come true
When I heard of even my non-traveling friends talking about this Christmas video from the upstart Canadian airline, I knew they had done something special. The video above sweeps viewers into its plot and leaves them teary-eyed. This is one of the best Christmas videos of all time.
The others are amazing — some for their polish, others for their simplicity and some for their extravagance.
Chicago’s Magical Christmas Piano
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Air Force Band at National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC
Peanuts Christmas Dance in NYC
Hong Kong Festival Orchestra Flash Mob 2013: Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” 香港節慶管弦樂團2013快閃：貝多芬《快樂頌》
Flashmob of British Army musicians surprises Christmas shoppers in Gateshead’s Metrocentre
Choral Flash Mob at Pacific View Mall
Kultur-Mob zur Weihnachtszeit, Cologne, Germany