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Reader Poll: Best Christmas Flash Mob Video

Reader Poll: Best Christmas Flash Mob Video

Merry Christmas, one and all!

Over the last decade, I’ve posted a video of a Christmas flash mob singing the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from Handel’s Messiah at a Macy’s in Philadelphia in 2010.

This year, we have decided to mix things up a little bit. Below, you will see five different Christmas flash mobs which are all pretty great.

Take a look at them and then cast your vote for the best one at the bottom. Here we go (in no particular order).

The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah at a Macy’s in Philadelphia.

Joy to the World Christmas Food Court Flash Mob at the Burnsville Center in Burnsville Minnesota.

Beethoven ‘Ode to Joy’ in Sabadell, Placa de Sant Roc, Spain.

Bagpipes and Drums Flash Mob – Pacific Coast Highlanders and Gold Coast Pipe Band Flash Mob in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus – Seaway Mall, Ontario, Canada

Cast your vote below and Merry Christmas!

(Poll open until Midnight, Pacific Time, Monday Night, December 26)


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Comments

Christmas food court Hallelujah

Would have maybe gone bagpipes but Barr ruined that for me, even having Scottish blood, I’m a mutt

    Otto Kringelein in reply to gonzotx. | December 25, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    Macy’s Hallelujah. Might have gone with Ode to Joy but the EU ruined that one by co-opting it as their quasi-national anthem.

Merry Christmas to all and Happy Hanukkah

Best season of the year

each beautiful in their own way–the canadian’s rendition of the hallelujah chorus though was just stunning–the sopranos’ strength and clarity was excellent and well-supported by the other voices

hallelujah indeed

Sadly today the flash mobs are all about robbing stores and terrorizing shoppers and those working at the shops. How low we have fallen.

all wonderful…no recent flash mob singing…only flash thugs doing smash and grabs

I’m partial to Macy’s Hallelujah because when I lived near there I regularly visited it when it was called Wanamaker’s. I used to take the escalators all the way up and down all nine floors, listen to the world famous pipe organ, and see the elaborate seasonal displays.

Here’s a not-t0o-bad article from Smithsonian magazine.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-hundred-year-old-department-store-can-tell-us-about-overlap-retail-religion-and-politics-180971413/

    gibbie in reply to gibbie. | December 26, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    The Smithsonian article suffers from its dependence on this book:
    https://www.amazon.com/Wanamakers-Temple-Business-Religion-Department-ebook/dp/B07C5ZVPY4/

    The attitude of the book’s author shows through the article. This is one of the top reviews:

    Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2022
    Verified Purchase
    I would give this book five stars for informative content, but I reduced it to three due to the pain and suffering I endured from the author’s bad attitude.
    The entire book is drenched in derision for religion, Christianity, Protestants and Catholics both. And no attempt to disguise her obvious contempt for Wannamaker himself.
    I’m dumbfounded as to why someone would write an entire book about someone they can’t stand.
    A good book for anyone interested in department store history, American cultural history, or biography of an entrepreneur, philanthropist and Christian if you can tolerate the discomfort of knowing this is actually a thinly veiled hit piece

since we’re comparing musical performances–have been a trumpet player for most of my life–all the way from elementary through collegiate levels and beyond–am partial to brass players–have played this song hundreds of times and soloed it many times as well–in my humble opinion, this is the most beautiful rendition of the anthem have ever heard in this life

https://youtu.be/lrKXwZhMroc

merry christmas and a happy new year to this remarkable place we call home