Friday fun: 5 festive favorites

There are thousands of holiday videos online, and you've likely seen a big chunk of them. But as seasonal deadlines and doings tend to keep us on edge — it's not just me, right? — a little festive fun is in order. So today I share with you my five favorite festive videos of late. Enjoy!

When it comes to holiday movie mashups (and you know how I love mashups), they don't get any better than those done by MovieClips. Here's their holidays 2013 offering:


This one isn't so much a holiday video, but it's icy and cold and befitting this time of year. I like it because I recently learned that in January, my local family and I get to visit — plus review and give away tickets to a reader — the ice castle where this was filmed (stay tuned for the review/giveaway):


Commercial or not, it was impossible to not be moved by this festive and generous move by Canada's WestJet Airlines:

Okay, another commercial venture, this one from GLADE. But the message is a good one. So why not?

Coming in at No. 1 is this one featuring five-year-old Claire Koch enthusiastically signing her entire holiday program for the enjoyment of her deaf parents — and everyone else in the audience and online, too:

Today's question:

What holiday happening — impromptu or planned, large or small — warmed your heart this week?