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12,000 Mini Miracles

DrFumblefinger ·
Canadian airline, Westjet, has made some clever YouTube clips over the years, some of which we've featured on TravelGumbo.  This might be one of their better efforts. It's rare to see, at least in my opinion, such an effective combination of charity, Christmas cheer, and letting folks know exactly where your company flies (ie. good self-promotion).  If you have trouble viewing that videoclip, here's the link to the youtube site:
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Bah! Humbug! DJ hijacks station to play Last Christmas 24 times in a row

PHeymont ·
It's nearly Christmas time, and for many of us that means a non-stop barrage of holiday music, but Joe Kohlhofer, a DJ at Austria's Antenne Carinthia station took it to the extreme by playing the same song 24 times in a row. The station was buried in complaints after the young DJ announced that he felt people were not in the proper Christmas spirit and that he would therefore play Wham's 'Last Christmas' for his entire two-hour show. Station officials were unable to stop him, because he had...
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Dec. 24, 2015: Poinsettia Christmas Tree, San Diego, California

Ottoman ·
Have you ever seen a poinsettia Christmas tree? This was the first time Ottoman had ever seen one, and he shares his story with us.
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Grapevine—the Christmas Capital of Texas

Marilyn Jones ·
With over 1400 Christmas season events, this town just north of bustling Dallas-Fort Worth airport is a holiday respite for the whole family.
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TAP Portugal's plane sings Jingle Bells

PHeymont ·
Touching or humorous airline videos have become something of a Christmas tradition, and TAP Portugal has joined the crowd with this cute rendition of Jingle Bells, composed entirely of aircraft sounds...the beeps, boops, clicks and more of seatbelts, lavatory doors, PA signals and more, accompanied by on-plane video. Like other airlines' videos, this is not a one-off; here's a link to their flash-mob dance party from June 7, 2011, celebrating the first flight of its Miami-Lisbon route.
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Dec. 30, 2015: Christmas at Rockefeller Center

Jonathan L ·
Rockefeller center at Christmas is one of those things that you just have to say "To heck with crowds!" and come to see.
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, Boston

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Jan. 9, 2019: Free Hugs in New York, NY

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a New York minute, and her free hug, during her visit to NY last month.
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A Florida Christmas

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys some of the Holiday sights he encountered during a recent trip to Florida.
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March 27, 2019: A Boy and "His Birds."

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband enjoyed watching this little boy feed "his birds" on a recent trip to NYC.
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Dec. 12, 2018: New Orleans Chrismtas Tree

Samantha ·
Samantha shares the huge Christmas tree in the Crescent City.
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Unusual Travel Getaways For All Seasons!

StephanieMTM ·
It’s becoming increasingly popular for Aussies to check out Thredbo, a resort that is: open year-round for skiing or snowboarding in winter, mountain biking , hiking, fishing, or just relaxing in the summer season. Still, tourists will come through for more unusual Christmas festivities, since this generally isn’t the rule. By the same token, many Aussies look to experience a white Christmas in other parts of the world, as the literature paints it. There are adventures to be had in the...
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Re: Season's Greetings from your friends at TravelGumbo!

GarryRF ·
Some really fun and inspirational photo's DrF. May I wish you and all the TravelGumbo contributors and readers a peaceful and happy New Year. And to all the Gumbo's behind the scenes who put so much effort into keeping us all amused and educated during the year. Greetings from Liverpool, England. - Garry
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Re: Bah! Humbug! DJ hijacks station to play Last Christmas 24 times in a row

Travel Rob ·
Look at all the free publicity he got the station and taking complaint calls on air was ingenious! George Michael should come on the show for an interview.
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Re: Dec. 30, 2015: Christmas at Rockefeller Center

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful! Something I need to see sometime in my life.
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Re: Dec. 30, 2015: Christmas at Rockefeller Center

Marilyn Jones ·
So classic! So beautiful!
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Re: Dec. 30, 2015: Christmas at Rockefeller Center

Samantha ·
Amazing pictures of an incredible place. We were there in October right after the set up the rink. It was so cool to see it up and running. Still wished we had been able to go back in December to see if all decked out for Christmas. It was still beautiful in fall. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.
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Re: Dec. 24, 2015: Poinsettia Christmas Tree, San Diego, California

Samantha ·
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Wish I had seen it when I was in CA a couple weeks ago. Maybe next time ☺
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Re: Dec. 24, 2015: Poinsettia Christmas Tree, San Diego, California

PortMoresby ·
Not a big surprise that it would be in San Diego, with Encinitas just to the north, the poinsettia capital of the universe. http://www.californiagreekgirl...ncinitas-california/
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Re: Grapevine—the Christmas Capital of Texas

Travel Luver ·
Sounds like great fun!
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Re: Dec. 24, 2015: Poinsettia Christmas Tree, San Diego, California

Marilyn Jones ·
So beautiful!! Merry Christmas!!!
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Re: A Christmas Market, Newcastle upon Tyne

Travel Luver ·
Looks like a great market!
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Re: 7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family

Marilyn Jones ·
All great advice! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!
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Re: Union Square Holiday Market - Annual New York Tradition

GarryRF ·
Thanks Samantha - I enjoyed my time visiting this Blog. I love Markets.
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Re: Merry Christmas from Knott's Berry Farm

PHeymont ·
Looks like a lot of fun...in a place without the snowy weather we get in the north. We were just in Chile, where it is summer, but Santa Claus is everywhere...along with American carols! 'Bad' weather just can't stop the holidays!
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Re: Merry Christmas from Knott's Berry Farm

Marilyn Jones ·
What fun!! Thank you for sharing!
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Re: Merry Christmas from Knott's Berry Farm

GarryRF ·
What a fabulous fun day !
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Re: Merry Christmas from Knott's Berry Farm

DrFumblefinger ·
Your post brought back many wonderful memories of past visits to Knott's. We also lived in California years ago (and have since moved away, as have so many) and made a point of visit Knott's every Holiday season because our kids enjoyed it so much. The place is busy, but not nearly as crowded as Disneyland and the admission much more reasonable (probably about half or even less). The park is wonderfully decorated and there were unexpected treats for the kids -- their first toboggan ride down...
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Re: Merry Christmas from Knott's Berry Farm

Samantha ·
Thank you all for the comments. Makes me wish I was able to go this year. Then you have to go and mention Mrs Knott's Country Kitchen, lol. Now I am wanting some of those hot little biscuits with Boysenberry jam, yum Oh well, maybe next year, lol. Have a Merry Christmas everyone.
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Re: Top Christmas Holiday Destinations in 2016

GarryRF ·
I feel like a vacation is needed soon ! Thanks for sharing
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Re: Top Christmas Holiday Destinations in 2016

Travel Luver ·
Those igloos and Northern Lights would be fascinating to stay in and see. Never thought about visiting Finland in the winter -- maybe time to. Thanks.
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Re: 12,000 Mini Miracles

Travel Rob ·
It's great video, and portrays WestJet as a different kind of Airline, but WestJet lost it's luster for me when they announced they are charging for a check bags on flights to Europe starting January 6th. It was more the statements they made when announcing the charge that made me realize they are like other airlines. WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky said this about the new fees in a conference call announcing 3rd quarter results : “Our competitors went here years ago and we’ve been late to the...
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Re: 12,000 Mini Miracles

DrFumblefinger ·
I agree with your comment, Rob. That was a stupid and arrogant way to deal with an issue that really ticks the public off. I used to be a very loyal WestJet patron, but I've switched to Air Canada (partially because they take me anywhere in the world, more or less). That said, I still think it's a great video!
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Re: 12,000 Mini Miracles

GarryRF ·
The WestJet video says it can perform miracles at Christmas. It is so tacky it's a sugar coated Happy Meal. Sorry. Cant swallow this shallow attempt to fool the public. " Self-praise is no recommendation"
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Christmas decorations, Seville, Spain

JohnT ·
Christmas decorations, Seville, Spain
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A Million Lights of Delight in Bernville, Pennsylvania

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie visits a wonderful family-friendly holiday attraction in Pennsylvania
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Christmas at the Davenport Hotel, Spokane

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of the Holiday displays seen at Spokane's Historic Davenport Hotel.
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North Pole, Alaska

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits North Pole and finds Christmas is alive and well throughout the year.
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Merry Christmas from Knott's Berry Farm

Samantha ·
One of the things Samantha misses about Southern California is the annual Christmas season events at Knotts Berry Farm. Here, she shares memories...
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