Spirit of Giving

Canadian airline WestJet is hoping to follow up on the huge success of last year’s ‘Christmas Miracle‘ campaign, in which the airline bought personalised gifts for a flight of unsuspecting passengers. The campaign video went viral and got over 36 million YouTube views.

Now for their latest campaign ‘Spirit of Giving’ they teamed up with Canadian charity Live Different to buy personalised gifts for the community of Nuevo Renacer near Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.

In the released campaign video, a virtual purple-clad Santa is seen asking the residents to name an item they wanted for this holiday season. Then at a special Christmas party WestJet employees along with Santa are seen presenting each of the items that have been asked for. The video which has been online for just three days has already received over half a million YouTube views.

Christmas Surprise

It’s that time of the year again! So here is my last and very Christmassy post for the year. 😉

Airports during the holiday season are generally filled with disgruntled people facing delays, lost luggage and other mishaps. So Canadian airline, WestJet decided to use this moment to treat weary travelers with a Christmas miracle.

With the help of a virtual Santa Claus, the airline asked unsuspecting passengers waiting to board their flights to Calgary from Toronto and Hamilton International Airports what they had on their Christmas wishlists this year.

Then with more than 150 WestJet employees they set about playing Santa’s elves, gathering personalized presents and delivering them to the Calgary airport before the unsuspecting passengers landed. At the baggage claim the passengers received their holiday miracle…

This however was not WestJet’s first attempt into spreading airport Christmas cheer. Last year, the airline had created a Christmas themed flash mob, complete with dancing elves, in the middle of an airport…

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here’s a lovely remake of “Little Drummer Boy” by Pentatonix to bring this last Ramble of the year to a close. 😎

Heineken Carol Karaoke

What if you were singing holiday carols to a few friends at a karaoke bar, when suddenly your performance became a concert broadcast before thousands on the Jumbotron at a professional basketball game, in Times Square and on the screens of nearly every New York City taxicab. Would you keep singing?